Computational Modelling Group

Automated selection of suitable atmospheric calibration sites for satellite imagery

1st June 2009
Robin Wilson, Edward Milton

An example of image segmentation on an IKONOS image of Chandlers Ford

Ground calibration targets (GCTs) play a vital role in atmospheric correction of satellite sensor data in the optical region, but selecting suitable targets is a subjective and time- consuming task. This project is developing methods to automatically select suitable GCTs, using a combination of remotely sensed multispectral and topographic data.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Earth Observation

Algorithms and computational methods: Classification, Geographic Information Systems

Visualisation and data handling software: ENVI, IDL

Software Engineering Tools: SVN

Programming languages and libraries: R