An AVHRR Cloud Classification Database Typed by Experts
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The primary objective of this project was to utilize satellite-data from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR sensor, and the satellite data interpretation knowledge of experts, to develop environmental algorithms for the Navy. This objective was met by the design and implementation of software to extract information from the experts and the satellite sensor images, e.g., cloud type, five channels of spectral data, and three textural parameters. The experts classified clouds over seven regions in the Northern Hemisphere covering a one year period. Although these data will be used to develop a tactical algorithm to automatically classify clouds by type, the agreement among experts will help to form a baseline for the developed objective technique.
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