Joint analysis of visible and infrared images

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
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Analysis of data combining daytime visible reflected, daytime IR emitted, and nighttime IR emitted images allows us to isolate the physical effects of topography, albedo, and thermal inertia. To a good approximation, these physical influences interact linearly so that maps showing topographic shading, albedo, and relative thermal inertia can be produced by simple algebraic manipulation of the co-registered images. The shading map resembles an airbrush, shaded relief portrayal of the surface, and can be used as the input for quantitative reconstruction of topography by photoclinometry (shape-fromshading). We demonstrate the method with imagery from the NASA 2001 Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), a dataset that could support mapping most of Mars in this way at 100 m resolution.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Joint analysis of visible and infrared images
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
DOI 10.14358/PERS.71.10.1167
Volume 10
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 12 p.
First page 1167
Last page 1178