Land-cover mapping in an agriculture zone using simulated Sentinel-2 data

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Pryor, Logan S
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography, c2012
Remote sensing technologies are used to assist in the mapping and monitoring of land cover in space and time. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) upcoming Sentinel-2 MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) to be launched in 2013 has improved spatial and spectral properties compared to the current large-swath medium-resolution satellite sensors. Prior to the deployment of future sensors it is important to simulate and test the sensor data to evaluate the sensor's potential performance in producing the existing data products and develop new algorithms. This study simulated Sentinel-2 MSI data from airborne hyperspectral data over an agriculture area in northern Alberta, Canada. The standard Sentinel-2 MSI land-cover product was evaluated by comparing it to one created from the standard Landsat 5 TM and SPOT 5 HRV data products. Furthermore the standard Sentinel-2 MSI water column content band configuration and algorithm was evaluated for atmospheric correction purposes.
xi, 90 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Remote sensing -- Alberta , Multispectral photography , Landforms -- Alberta , Aerial photography in geography , Dissertations, Academic