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Selecting the spatial resolution of ariborne MSS imagery

Atkinson, Peter M. (1997) Selecting the spatial resolution of ariborne MSS imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18 (9). pp. 1903-1917. ISSN 0143-1161

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Abstract

The spatial resolution determines the number of data and amount of information in a remotely sensed image of a given scene. The 'optimal' spatial resolution may be defined as that which maximizes the information per pixel, and this maximum is realized when the semivariance at a lag of one pixel (the average squared difference between neighbouring pixels) is maximized. For mapping, a spatial resolution should be chosen that is much finer than the 'optimal' spatial resolution as defined above. Airborne MSS images in both red and near-infrared wavelengths for three different dates and two sites were investigated to determine a spatial resolution suitable for mapping spatial variation in agricultural fields in the U.K. The spatial resolution most appropriate for mapping the spatial variation in the images was between 0.5 m and 3 m.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Remote Sensing
Additional Information: M1 - 9
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code: 77289
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2015 16:10
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 23:37
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/77289

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