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Authors: Lombardo, V.*
Merucci, L.*
Buongiorno, M. F.*
Title: Wavelength influence in sub-pixel temperature retrieval using the dual-band technique
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Series/Report no.: 49/1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/1980
Keywords: remote sensing
volcanoes
dual-band
DAIS sensor
hyperspectral analysis
Abstract: The thermal model proposed by Crisp and Baloga (1990) for active lava flows considers thermal flux as a function of the fractional area of two thermally distinct radiant surfaces. In this model, the larger surface area corresponds to the cooler crust of the flow and the other, much smaller to fractures in the crust. These cracks temperature is much higher than the crust one and approaches the temperature of the molten or plastic interior flow. The dual-band method needs two distinct SWIR (short wave infrared) bands to formulate a two equations system from the simultaneous solution of the Planck equation in each band. The system solutions consist in the crust temperature and the fractional area of the hot component. The dual band technique originally builds on data acquired by sensors (such as Landsat TM) with two SWIR bands only. The use of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers allows us to test the dual-band technique using different wavelengths in the SWIR range of the spectrum. DAIS 7915 is equipped with 40 bands into the range 1.54-2.49 nm which represent potential input in dual band calculation. This study aims to compare results derived by inserting assorted couples of wavelengths into the equation system. The analysis of these data provides useful information on dual-band technique accuracy.
Appears in Collections:04.08.06. Volcano monitoring
04.02.05. Downhole, radioactivity, remote sensing, and other methods
Annals of Geophysics

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