Juan C. Jiménez-Muñoz

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In this paper, three methods to retrieve the land surface temperature (LST) from thermal infrared data supplied by band 6 of the Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor onboard the Landsat 5 satellite are compared. The first of them lies on the estimation of the land surface temperature from the radiative transfer equation using in situ radiosounding data. The others(More)
This paper discusses the application and adaptation of two existing operational algorithms for land surface emissivity (ε) retrieval from different operational satellite/airborne sensors with bands in the visible and near-infrared (VNIR) and thermal IR (TIR) regions: 1) the temperature and emissivity separation algorithm, which retrieves ε only from TIR(More)
This paper presents a revision, an update, and an extension of the generalized single-channel (SC) algorithm developed by Jiménez-Muñoz and Sobrino (2003), which was particularized to the thermal-infrared (TIR) channel (band 6) located in the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor. The SC algorithm relies on the concept of atmospheric functions (AFs) which(More)
In this paper we compare two different methodologies for Fractional Vegetation Cover (FVC) retrieval from Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS) data onboard the European Space Agency (ESA) Project for On-Board Autonomy (PROBA) platform. The first methodology is based on empirical approaches using Vegetation Indices (VIs), in particular the(More)
The importance of land surface temperature (LST) retrieved from high to medium spatial resolution remote sensing data for many environmental studies, particularly the applications related to water resources management over agricultural sites, was a key factor for the final decision of including a thermal infrared (TIR) instrument on board the Landsat Data(More)
[1] SPECTRA (Surface Processes and Ecosystem Changes Through Response Analysis) is one of the core candidate missions which is being proposed for implementation in the European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Explorer program of research oriented missions. The scientific objective of the SPECTRA mission is to describe, understand, and model the role of terrestrial(More)
The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) provides the user community with standard products of land-surface temperature (LST) and emissivity using the temperature and emissivity separation (TES) algorithm. This letter analyzes the feasibility of using two-channel (TC) algorithms for LST retrieval from ASTER data, which(More)
Surface emissivities play an important role in thermal remote sensing, since knowledge of them is required to estimate land surface temperature with enough accuracy. They are also important in other environmental or geological studies. We show the results obtained for the emissivity spectra of different natural surfaces (water, green, and senescent(More)