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A two-channel temporal updating system is presented, which accounts for feature changes in the visible and infrared satellite images. The system uses two probabilistic neural network classifiers and a context-based predictor to perform continuous cloud classification during the day and night. Test results for 27 h of continuous classification and updating are presented on a sequence of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8 images. Further test results of the system on two new sets of data with 1-2 weeks time difference are also presented that show the potential of this system as an operational continuous cloud classification system.
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:41 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: May 2003