Classification of Antarctic surfaces using AVHRR data: a multispectral approach

Giuseppe Zibordi, G. Paolo Meloni
1991 Antarctic Science  
The mapping of sea, land ice, sea ice and clouds, from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) images taken over Antarctica in daylight is investigated and a classification scheme is proposed on the basis of thresholds retrieved from multispectral patterns of representative data. The scheme, which can be used for real time analysis of AVHRR images in scientific and logistic activities, gives satisfactory separation of different categories. Major misclassification occurs between ice
more » ... urs between ice clouds and land ice because of their very similar spectral signature in the AVHRR channels. Comparison of classified samples, obtained from visual inspection of images and from application of the scheme, exhibits a confusion matrix with accuracy A=92% over areas almost free from ice clouds.
doi:10.1017/s0954102091000408 fatcat:ozoepilne5hoxf6scm5rbw7dbi