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Spatial resolution improvement of SSM/I data with image restoration techniques

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3 Author(s)
Sethmann, R. ; OHB-Syst., Bremen, Germany ; Burns, B.A. ; Heygster, G.C.

A space variant image restoration algorithm has been developed with the aim of improving the spatial resolution of SSM/I (Special Sensor Microwave/Imager) passive microwave imagery. Due to the conical scanning of the instrument the relative geometry of the data samples changes over the scan. This change is accounted for by using a space variant point-spread-function in the restoration algorithm. Application of this algorithm to a scene from the Weddell Sea results in an image with enhanced ice edge and coast definition. As a result ice concentration estimates near the edge agree more closely with higher resolution (optical) data from AVHRR

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 6 )