Learn More
Leaf area index (LAI) collected in a needle-leaf forest site near Ruokolahti, Finland, during a field campaign in June 14 – 21, 2000, was used to validate Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) LAI algorithm. The field LAI data was first related to 30-m resolution Enhanced Thermal Mapper Plus (ETM+) images using empirical methods to create a(More)
The development of appropriate ground-based validation techniques is critical to assessing uncertainties associated with satellite data-based products. In this paper, the second of a two-part series, we present a method for validation of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Leaf Area Index (MODIS LAI) product with emphasis on the sampling(More)
A small set of independent variables generally seems to suffice when attempting to describe the spectral response of a vegetation canopy to incident solar radiation. This set includes the soil reflectance, the single-scattering albedo, canopy transmittance, reflectance and interception, the portion of uncollided radiation in the total incident radiation,(More)
Leaf area index collected in a needle-leaf forest site near Ruokolahti, Finland, during a field campaign in June 14-21, 2000, was used to validate Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) LAI and FPAR algorithm. The field LAI data was first related to 30m resolution Enhanced Thermal Mapper Plus (ETM+) images using empirical methods to create a(More)
The development of appropriate ground-based validation techniques is critical to assessing uncertainties associated with satellite data-based products. Here we present a method for validation of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Leaf Area Index (LAI) product with emphasis on the sampling strategy for field data collection. This(More)
—The increasing amount and resolution of satellite sensors demand new techniques for browsing remote sensing image archives. Content-based querying allows an efficient retrieval of images based on the information they contain, rather than their acquisition date or geographical extent. Self-organizing maps (SOMs) have been successfully applied in the PicSOM(More)
Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs) have been successfully applied to content-based image retrieval (CBIR). In this study, we investigate the potential of PicSOM, an image database browsing system, applied to remote sensing images. Databases of small images were artificially created, either from a single satellite image for object detection, or two satellite images(More)
—Methods for terrain correction of polarimetric SAR data were studied and developed. Ortho-rectification resampling and amplitude correction utilized Stokes matrix data. The Stokes matrix of thermal noise was subtracted before amplitude normal-ization. Application of an azimuth-slope correction algorithm resulted in slightly narrower distribution of(More)
—In this study, we extended the potential of a Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) system based on Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs), for the analysis of remote sensing data. A database was artificially created by splitting each image to be analyzed into small images (or imagelets). Content-based image retrieval was applied to fully polarimetric airborne SAR(More)