Processed satellite data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) generally consists of earth imagery which is obstructed to some extent by cloud coverage. Cloud-free images of certain geographic locations are valuable for numerous remote sensing applications. One way of obtaining a cloud-free image of an area is by the generation of a multitemporal composite. This involves generating images from consecutive satellite passes and selecting cloud-free areas from each day. These cloud-free areas can be pieced together to form a composite image clear of any cloud coverage. A study was conducted in which different methods of forming multitemporal composites from AVHRR sensor data were implemented and the final cloud-free images were compared.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Image processing--Digital techniques; Remote sensing--Data processing; Radiometers
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Laben, Craig, "A Comparison of methods for forming multitemporal composites from NOAA advanced very high resolution radiometer data" (1993). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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