Wismu Sunarmodo, Anis Kamilah Hayati
2020 International Journal of Remote Sensing and Earth Sciences (IJReSES)  
In the processing and analysis of remote-sensing data, cloud that interferes with earth-surface data is still a challenge. Many methods have already been developed to identify cloud, and these can be classified into two categories: single-date and multi-date identification. Most of these methods also utilize the thresholding method which itself can be divided into two categories: local thresholding and global thresholding. Local thresholding works locally and is different for each pixel, while
more » ... lobal thresholding works similarly for every pixel. To determine the global threshold, two approaches are commonly used: fixed value as threshold and adapted threshold. In this paper, we propose a cloud-identification method with an adapted threshold using K-means clustering. Each related multitemporal pixel is processed using K-means clustering to find the threshold. The threshold is then used to distinguish clouds from non-clouds. By using the L8 Biome cloud-cover assessment as a reference, the proposed method results in Kappa coefficient of above 0.9. Furthermore, the proposed method has lower levels of false negatives and omission errors than the FMask method.
doi:10.30536/j.ijreses.2019.v16.a3285 fatcat:p5c4l5yshrhohpt6jfwlgwzi2i