Accession Number:

ADD018793

Title:

Apparatus and Method for Cloud Masking

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 17 May 94, patented 18 Mar 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The presently disclosed invention relates to an apparatus and method for collecting satellite images of bodies of water such as the oceans and removing interfering clouds from the satellite images to improve the accuracy of the images. More particularly, the presently disclosed invention relates to the use of an apparatus and method to extract cloud edge information through local segmentation of the image and a procedure to discriminate between cloud free and cloud contaminated pixels. The cloud contaminated pixels are then removed from daytime and nighttime 1 km advanced very high resolution radiometer AVHRR satellite image.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE