International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.5, No.1, Dec. 2012

A Simple Model of Mapping of Land Surface Temperature from Satellite Digital Images in Bangladesh

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Shaikh Habiba Sultana, M. Shahjahan Ali, Mst. Ashrafunahar Hena, M. Muntasir Rahman

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Surface Temperature, Image Processing, NOAA-AVHRR, Satellite Image


Land Surface Temperature is a key parameter in energy budget models, estimating soil moisture, forest detection and forecasting, monitoring the state of the crops and many other applications. In this work, a method has been developed to retrieve land surface temperature using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of USA, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite images. The land surface temperature has been determined taking AVHRR images from February to December in a year. Seasonal variations have also been studied. The results have been presented in the false color composition (fcc) map for each month. Studying the resulting maps it is found that there is a marked spatial and seasonal variations in the surface temperature among different regions of the country. We could not compare our result with the measured data as, till now, no measured data of surface temperature is available for our country. But it is observed that our result is well in conformity with the observed air temperature of the country. This method can thus be used for long term monitoring of surface parameters for the country. The long term study of surface temperature can be very much important for sustainable land resources development and to understand the effect of possible environmental changes.

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Shaikh Habiba Sultana, M. Shahjahan Ali, Mst. Ashrafunahar Hena, M. Muntasir Rahman,"A Simple Model of Mapping of Land Surface Temperature from Satellite Digital Images in Bangladesh", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.1, pp.51-57, 2013.DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2013.01.05


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