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Volume 30, Issue 6 - Dec 2014
Volume 30, Issue 5 - Oct 2014
Volume 30, Issue 4 - Aug 2014
Volume 30, Issue 3 - Jun 2014
Volume 30, Issue 2 - Apr 2014
Volume 30, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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A Method for Quantitative Quality Assessment of Mosaic Imagery
Oh, Kwan-Young ; Jung, Hyung-Sup ; Lee, Kwang-Jae ; Lee, Ha-Seong ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~12
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.1
The purpose of this paper is to provide a compact overview of the state-of-art image mosaic algorithms in commercial softwares and to propose objective assessment method of that. Among them, several algorithms, widely used and high quality, result in the mosaic image by applying to seven different kinds of seasons of KOMPSAT-2 images and then consequently each result is analyzed visually. Moreover, quality index is suggested to assess the similarity with colors regarding adjacency images and then it is performed by comparing and analyzing the visual and quantitative results. Consequently, we found out the suggested quality index is feasible.
Monitoring of the Volcanic Ash Using Satellite Observation and Trajectory Analysis Model
Lee, Kwon-Ho ; Jang, Eun-Suk ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 13~24
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.2
Satellite remote sensing data have been valuable tool for volcanic ash monitoring. In this study, we present the results of application of satellite remote sensing data for monitoring of volcanic ash for three major volcanic eruption cases (2008 Chait
n, 2010 Eyjafjallaj
kull, and 2011 Shinmoedake volcanoes). Volcanic ash detection products based on the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) observation data using infrared brightness temperature difference technique were compared to the forward air mass trajectory analysis by the HYbrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model. There was good correlation between MODIS volcanic ash image and trajectory lines after the volcanic eruptions, which support the feasibility of using the integration of satellite observed and model derived data for volcanic ash forecasting.
Comparison between Hyperspectral and Multispectral Images for the Classification of Coniferous Species
Cho, Hyunggab ; Lee, Kyu-Sung ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 25~36
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.3
Multispectral image classification of individual tree species is often difficult because of the spectral similarity among species. In this study, we attempted to analyze the suitability of hyperspectral image to classify coniferous tree species. Several image sets and classification methods were applied and the classification results were compared with the ones from multispectral image. Two airborne hyperspectral images (AISA, CASI) were obtained over the study area in the Gwangneung National Forest. For the comparison, ETM+ multispectral image was simulated using hyperspectral images as to have lower spectral resolution. We also used the transformed hyperspectral data to reduce the data volume for the classification. Three supervised classification schemes (SAM, SVM, MLC) were applied to thirteen image sets. In overall, hyperspectral image provides higher accuracies than multispectral image to discriminate coniferous species. AISA-dual image, which include additional SWIR spectral bands, shows the best result as compared with other hyperspectral images that include only visible and NIR bands. Furthermore, MNF transformed hyperspectral image provided higher classification accuracies than the full-band and other band reduced data. Among three classifiers, MLC showed higher classification accuracy than SAM and SVM classifiers.
Analysis of Geolocation Accuracy of KOMPSAT-3 Imagery
Jeong, Jaehoon ; Kim, Jaein ; Kim, Taejung ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 37~45
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.4
This paper reports the geolocation accuracy of KOMPSAT-3 imagery. KOMPSAT-3 was launched successfully on May 18, 2012 and has been released last March. In this paper, we have checked the geolocation accuracy of initial sensor model, precise sensor model and stereo-and multi-image model using four KOMPSAT-3 images covering the same area. The KOMPSAT-3 images without GCPs provided the geolocation accuracy of about 30m and the geocorrected KOMPSAT-3 images provided the geolocation accuracy of about 1m or less. KOMPSAT-3 stereo- and multi-images models yield threedimensional points with sub-meter accuracy in horizontal and vertical direction. Overall, KOMPSAT-3 showed much improved performance in terms of the geolocation accuracy over KOMPSAT-2. KOMPSAT-3 is expected to be able to replace foreign satellite data with sub-meter accuracy level for achieving accurate geometric information.
Sensitivity Analysis of Volcanic Ash Inherent Optical Properties to the Remote Sensed Radiation
Lee, Kwon-Ho ; Jang, Eun-Suk ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 47~59
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.5
Volcanic ash (VA) can be estimated by remote sensing sensors through their spectral signatures determined by the inherent optical property (IOP) including complex refractive index and the scattering properties. Until now, a very limited range of VA refractive indices has been reported and the VA from each volcanic eruption has a different composition. To improve the robustness of VA remote sensing, there is a need to understanding of VA - radiation interactions. In this study, we calculated extinction coefficient, scattering phase function, asymmetry factor, and single scattering albedo which show different values between andesite and pumice. Then, IOPs were used to analyze the relationship between theoretical remote sensed radiation calculated by radiative transfer model under various aerosol optical thickness (
) and sun-sensor geometries and characteristics of VA. It was found that the mean rate of change of radiance at top of atmosphere versus
is six times larger than in radiance values at 0.55
. At the surface, positive correlation dominates when
<1, but negative correlation dominates when
>1. However, radiance differences between andesite and pumice at 11
are very small. These differences between two VA types are expressed as the polynomial regression functions and that increase as VA optical thickness increases. Finally, these results would allow VA to be better characterized by remote sensing sensors.
Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery availability to estimate inland water quality parameter
Kim, Tae-Woo ; Shin, Han-Sup ; Suh, Yong-Cheol ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 61~73
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.6
This study reviewed an application of water quality estimation using an Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery (A-HSI) and tested a part of Han River water quality (especially suspended solid) estimation with available in-situ data. The estimation of water quality was processed two methods. One is using observation data as downwelling radiance to water surface and as scattering and reflectance into water body. Other is linear regression analysis with water quality in-situ measurement and upwelling data as at-sensor radiance (or reflectance). Both methods drive meaningful results of RS estimation. However it has more effects on the auxiliary dataset as water quality in-situ measurement and water body scattering measurement. The test processed a part of Han River located Paldang-dam downstream. We applied linear regression analysis with AISA eagle hyperspectral sensor data and water quality measurement in-situ data. The result of linear regression for a meaningful band combination shows
as 560 nm in radiance (L) with 0.985 R-square. To comparison with Multispectral Imagery (MSI) case, we make simulated Landsat TM by spectral resampling. The regression using MSI shows -55.932 + 33.881 (TM1/TM3) as radiance with 0.968 R-square. Suspended Solid (SS) concentration was about 3.75 mg/l at in-situ data and estimated SS concentration by A-HIS was about 3.65 mg/l, and about 5.85mg/l with MSI with same location. It shows overestimation trends case of estimating using MSI. In order to upgrade value for practical use and to estimate more precisely, it needs that minimizing sun glint effect into whole image, constructing elaborate flight plan considering solar altitude angle, and making good pre-processing and calibration system. We found some limitations and restrictions such as precise atmospheric correction, sample count of water quality measurement, retrieve spectral bands into A-HSI, adequate linear regression model selection, and quantitative calibration/validation method through the literature review and test adopted general methods.
A Study on the Frame Sensor Modeling Using Standard Interface
Kwon, Wonsuk ; Choi, Sunyong ; Lee, Yongwoong ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 75~81
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.7
Until recently, photogrammetric applications for processing the satellite images and remotely sensed data have been used in different structure of functions and interfaces for sensor modeling by each developer. Thus, a standardized utilization procedure was necessary to solve the problems, such as expandability, cost, inefficiency of sources which were resulted from different approaches. Therefore, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) provided unified interfaces by developing Community Sensor Model (CSM) to sensor models in same way. In this study, we suggested the method of design and analyzed main functions needed modeling for the frame sensor using CSM Application Program Interface (API) provided by NGA. We also applied the designed structure to the modeling. The implemented CSM was verified by groundToImage and imageToGround. In the future, the active R&D is expected with using CSM due to the cost saving effect of software development and remarkable expandability of sensor.
Cloud-cell Tracking Analysis using Satellite Image of Extreme Heavy Snowfall in the Yeongdong Region
Cho, Young-Jun ; Kwon, Tae-Yong ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 83~107
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.8
This study presents spatial characteristics of cloud using satellite image in the extreme heavy snowfall of the Yeongdong region. 3 extreme heavy snowfall events in the Yeongdong region during the recent 12 years (2001 ~ 2012) are selected for which the fresh snow cover exceed 50 cm/day. Spatial characteristics (minimum brightness temperature; Tmin, cloud size, center of cloud-cell) of cloud are analyzed by tracking main cloud-cell related with these events. These characteristics are compared with radar precipitation in the Yeongdong region to investigate relationship between cloud and precipitation. The results are summarized as follows, selected extreme heavy snowfall events are associated with the isolated, well-developed, and small-scale convective cloud which is developing over the Yeongdong region or moving from over East Korea Bay to the Yeongdong region. During the period of main precipitation, cloud-cell Tmin is low (
) and cloud area is small (17,000 ~ 40,000
). Precipitation area (
0.5 mm/hr) from radar also shows small and isolated shape (4,000 ~ 8,000
). The locations of the cloud and precipitation are similar, but in there centers are located closely to the coast of the Yeongdong region. In all events the extreme heavy snowfall occur in the period a developed cloud-cell was moving into the coastal waters of the Yeongdong. However, it was found that developing stage of cloud and precipitation are not well matched each other in one of 3 events. Water vapor image shows that cloud-cell is developed on the northern edge of the dry(dark) region. Therefore, at the result analyzed from cloud and precipitation, selected extreme heavy snowfall events are associated with small-scale secondary cyclone or vortex, not explosive polar low. Detection and tracking small-scale cloud-cell in the real-time forecasting of the Yeongdong extreme heavy snowfall is important.
Improvement of infrared channel emissivity data in COMS observation area from recent MODIS data(2009-2012)
Park, Ki-Hong ; Suh, Myoung-Seok ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 109~126
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.9
We improved the Land Surface Emissivity (LSE) data (Kongju National University LSE v.2: KNULSE_v2) over the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) observation region using recent(2009-2012) Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data. The surface emissivity was derived using the Vegetation Cover Method (VCM) based on the assumption that the pixel is only composed of ground and vegetation. The main issues addressed in this study are as follows: 1) the impacts of snow cover are included using Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) data, 2) the number of channels is extended from two (11, 12
) to four channels (3.7, 8.7, 11, 12
), 3) the land cover map data is also updated using the optimized remapping of the five state-of-the-art land cover maps, and 4) the latest look-up table for the emissivity of land surface according to the land cover is used. The updated emissivity data showed a strong seasonal variation with high and low values for the summer and winter, respectively. However, the surface emissivity over the desert or evergreen tree areas showed a relatively weak seasonal variation irrespective of the channels. The snow cover generally increases the emissivity of 3.7, 8.7, and 11
but decreases that of 12
. As the results show, the pattern correlation between the updated emissivity data and the MODIS LSE data is clearly increased for the winter season, in particular, the 11
. However, the differences between the two emissivity data are slightly increased with a maximum increase in the 3.7
. The emissivity data updated in this study can be used for the improvement of accuracy of land surface temperature derived from the infrared channel data of COMS.
Behavior Characteristics of Floating Debris Spilled from the Nakdong River
Jang, Seon Woong ; Kim, Dae Hyun ; Chung, Yong Hyun ; Yoon, Hong-Joo ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 127~136
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.10
When the mouth of the Nakdong River, opens its floodgate, thousands of tons of litter should flown into the South Sea, moving towards nearby coast, thus causing serious social and economic damage. For this reason, in the present study, research was performed on one certain area in northeast coast of Geoje island, which is assumed as area damaged due to rainy season and typhoon in 2012, and research for trace of movement route was implemented by using buoy to identify characteristic of movement of floating debris caused from Nakdong River. Flows related to the movement of floating debris was also identified by analyzing ocean meteorological environment. As a result of the study, total 40 tons of litter composed of grasses and trees(or plants litter) were flown into Heungnam beach on 16th, Jul which is the rainy season. Plus, the location tracking buoy, which was dropped when the typhoon SANBA was coming, was passed by southern sea of Gadeok-do and was flown into Geoje beach 1 ~ 2 days after it was dropped. The wind direction was mostly northeasterly wind around the Geoje beach at the time the buoy and floating debris were flown into northeast coast and there was common sea surface currents which was flowing into the coast.
An Efficient Data Processing Method to Improve the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) Data Service
Yang, Hyun ; Oh, Eunsong ; Han, Tai-Hyun ; Han, Hee-Jeong ; Choi, Jong-Kuk ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 137~147
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.11
We proposed and verified the methods to maintain data qualities as well as to reduce data volume for the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI), the world's first ocean color sensor operated in geostationary orbit. For the GOCI level-2 data, 92.9% of data volume could be saved by only the data compression. For the GOCI level-1 data, however, just 20.7% of data volume could be saved by the data compression therefore another approach was required. First, we found the optimized number of bits per a pixel for the GOCI level-1 data from an idea that the quantization bit for the GOCI (i.e. 12 bit) was less than the number of bits per a pixel for the GOCI level-1 data (i.e. 32 bit). Experiments were conducted using the
and the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF). It was quantitatively revealed that the data qualities were maintained although the number of bits per a pixel was reduced to 14. Also, we performed network simulations using the Network Simulator 2 (Ns2). The result showed that 57.7% of the end-toend delay for a GOCI level-1 data was saved when the number of bits per a pixel was reduced to 14 and 92.5% of the end-to-end delay for a GOCI level-2 data was saved when 92.9% of the data size was reduced due to the compression.
Application of Smartphone Camera Calibration for Close-Range Digital Photogrammetry
Yun, MyungHyun ; Yu, Yeon ; Choi, Chuluong ; Park, Jinwoo ;
Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 30, issue 1, 2014, Pages 149~160
DOI : 10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.1.12
Recently studies on application development and utilization using sensors and devices embedded in smartphones have flourished at home and abroad. This study aimed to analyze the accuracy of the images of smartphone to determine three-dimension position of close objects prior to the development of photogrammetric system applying smartphone and evaluate the feasibility to use. First of all, camera calibration was conducted on autofocus and infinite focus. Regarding camera calibration distortion model with balance system and unbalance system was used for the decision of lens distortion coefficient, the results of calibration on 16 types of projects showed that all cases were in RMS error by less than 1 mm from bundle adjustment. Also in terms of autofocus and infinite focus on S and S2 model, the pattern of distorted curve was almost the same, so it could be judged that change in distortion pattern according to focus mode is very little. The result comparison according to autofocus and infinite focus and the result comparison according to a software used for multi-image processing showed that all cases were in standard deviation less than
mm. It is judged that there is little result difference between focus mode and determination of three-dimension position by distortion model. Lastly the checkpoint performance by total station was fixed as most probable value and the checkpoint performance determined by each project was fixed as observed value to calculate statistics on residual of individual methods. The result showed that all projects had relatively large errors in the direction of Y, the direction of object distance compared to the direction of X and Z. Like above, in terms of accuracy for determination of three-dimension position for a close object, the feasibility to use smartphone camera would be enough.