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Satellite Imagery Interpretation

  • Stojče Dimov Ilčev
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Abstract

This chapter is presenting different techniques and modes of satellite image interpretation, type of satellite imagery, spectral imaging properties, enhancement of imaging technique, geolocation and calibration, atmospheric and surface phenomena, and other features.

Acronyms

AHRPT

Advanced High-Resolution Picture Transmissions

AVHRR

Advanced Very-High-Resolution Radiometer

AFWA

Air Force Weather Agency

ATS

Applications Technology Satellite

CRT

Cathode ray tube

CHRPT

Color High-Resolution Picture Transmissions

CLUT

Color look-up tables

DCP

Data Collection Platforms

DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

GMS

Geostationary Meteorological Satellite

GSD

Ground sampling distance

HRPT

High-Resolution Picture Transmissions

HSL

Hue, saturation, lightness

HSV

Hue, saturation, value

IMGCOPY

Image Copy

IMGOPER

Image Operation

IMGREMAP

Subdivides the destination image into boxes

IR

Infrared

IR

Infrared imagery

IFOV

Instantaneous field of view

McIDAS

Interactive Data Access System

ISCCP

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project

ITCZ

Intertropical Convergence Zone

LLJ

Low-level jets

EM

Measure electromagnetic

MW

Microwave

MSA

Multispectral analysis

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NIR

Near-infrared

NDVI

Normalized difference vegetation index

OSTM

Ocean Surface Topography Mission

OLS

Operational Linescan System

PJ

Polar jet

RGB

Red-green-blue

RSS

Remote Sensing Systems

SCP

Satellite Cloud Product

SIR

Scatterometer image reconstruction

SST

Sea surface temperatures

STJ

Subtropical jet

SSM/I

The Special Sensor Microwave Imager

3D

Three-dimensional

TMI

TRMM Microwave Imager

TEJ

Tropical easterly jet

TMI

Tropical Microwave Imager

TRMM

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

VIRS

Visible and Infrared Scanner

VIIRS

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite

WV

Water vapor

WCPR

World Climate Research Programme

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stojče Dimov Ilčev
    • 1
  1. 1.Durban University of Technology (DUT)DurbanSouth Africa

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