Title The Landsat image mosaic of Antarctica
Author Bindschadler, R.; Vornberger, P.; Fleming, A.; Fox, A.; Mullins, J.; Binnie, D.; Paulsen, S.J.; Granneman, B.; Gorodetzky, D.
Author Affil Bindschadler, R., NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Other: Science Applications International Corporation; British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom; U. S. Geological Survey; ITT Visual Information Systems
Source Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(12), p.4214-4226, . Publisher: Elsevier, New York, NY, United States. ISSN: 0034- 4257
Publication Date Dec. 2008
Notes In English. NSF grants OPP-0541544 and OPP-0233246H. 8 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 86227. CRREL Acc. No: 63004958
Index Terms glacial geology; ice; ice cover; ice sheets; LANDSAT; remote sensing; snow; snow cover; snow cover distribution; Antarctica-- Antarctic ice sheet; Antarctic ice sheet; Antarctica; ice cover distribution; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; Landsat; satellite methods
Abstract The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) is the first true-color, high-spatial- resolution image of the seventh continent. It is constructed from nearly 1100 individually selected Landsat-7 ETM scenes. Each image was orthorectified and adjusted for geometric, sensor and illumination variations to a standardized, almost seamless surface reflectance product. Mosaicing to avoid clouds produced a high quality, nearly cloud- free benchmark data set of Antarctica for the International Polar Year from images collected primarily during 1999-2003. Multiple color composites and enhancements were generated to illustrate additional characteristics of the multispectral data. (modif. j. abstr.)
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.rse.2008.07.006
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 292836