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IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 49
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  • Foreword to the Issue on Remote Sensing of Regional Land Use and Land Cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 53
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  • Spatial Analysis and Temporal Simulation of Landscape Patterns in Two Petroleum-Oriented Cities

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 60
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    Rapid urbanization has been recognized as a critical process in urban areas. This research focuses on the comparison of landscape dynamics in two petroleum-based cities: Houston, TX, and Daring, Heilongjiang Province, China. Based on the multitemporal satellite images, a general trend of landscape change was revealed in these two cities: natural landscapes such as grassland and wetland were degrad... View full abstract»

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  • Geometric Processing of QuickBird Stereo Imageries for Urban Land Use Mapping: A Case Study in Shanghai, China

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):61 - 66
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    This paper developed an approach for urban land use mapping with QuickBird stereo imageries. The accuracy of ground point determination was first improved by RPCs regeneration using the second-order polynomial model for bias correction in the image space. In urban land use mapping, DEM was generated from the stereo pair using the refined RPCs and then an orthoimage was generated. Urban features su... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Multiscale SRMMHR (Statistical Region Merging and Minimum Heterogeneity Rule) Segmentation Method for High-Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):67 - 73
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    Multiscale segmentation is an essential step for higher level image processing in remote sensing. This paper presents a new multiscale SRMMHR segmentation method integrating the advantages of Statistical Region Merging (SRM) for initial segmentation and the Minimum Heterogeneity Rule (MHR) for object merging. The high-resolution (HR) QuickBird imageries are used to demonstrate the SRMMHR segmentat... View full abstract»

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  • Urban Expansion and Heat Island Dynamics in the Quanzhou Region, China

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):74 - 79
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    Urban spatial expansion in the Quanzhou region of southeastern China has been accelerated over the past 20 years. This has caused land cover changes and, thus, has significant impacts on the local ecosystem and climate. To study the urban expansion and heat island dynamics of the region over the past 20 years, multitemporal Landsat TM images of 1987, 1996, and 2006 were used. The estimation of the... View full abstract»

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  • Lake Level Variations Monitored With Satellite Altimetry Waveform Retracking

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):80 - 86
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    Over lake shores, altimetric waveforms are generally contaminated by lands, rough lake surfaces, and lag effects of the altimeter's automatic gain control. To improve altimeter ranging accuracy and in turn to get better surface height measurement, contaminated waveforms should be retracked against geophysical corrections. In this paper, an improved threshold retracker (ITR) is developed to retrack... View full abstract»

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  • The Application of Remote Sensing Technology to the Interpretation of Land Use for Rainfall-Induced Landslides Based on Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):87 - 95
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    In this paper, we explore the relationship between land use practices and landslides triggered by rainfall in eastern Taiwan. Before-and-after satellite images, combined with an artificial neural network method, enable the classification of land use and landslide zones. Genetic algorithms are used to evaluate the land use factors causing landslides. Using the geographic information system ArcGIS t... View full abstract»

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  • SEGSAMP: A Pixel Window Sampling Method Based on Image Segmentation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):96 - 103
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    Pixel windows are often used to average the image spectral response values that represent the area over which field measurements are collected to estimate biophysical parameters such as forest stand structure, aboveground biomass, and leaf area index. Averaging spectral values within a pixel window ensures the resulting spectral response is representative of the biophysical parameter, and reduces ... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of Radiometric Calibration and Specifications of Spaceborne Optical Imaging Sensors on the Development of Operational Automatic Remote Sensing Image Understanding Systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):104 - 134
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    The development of operational automatic remote sensing (RS) image understanding systems (RS-IUSs) represents a traditional goal of the RS community. Unfortunately, to date, the transformation of huge amounts of multisource, multiresolution Earth observation (EO) imagery into information still remains far below reasonable expectations. The original contribution of this work to existing knowledge o... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 135
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  • Special issue on multi-temporal imagery analysis: methods and applications for earth observation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 136
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  • Special issue on human settlements: a global remote sensing challenge

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 137
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    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C3
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IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS) addresses current issues and techniques in applied remote and in situ sensing, their integration, and applied modeling and information creation for understanding the Earth.

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Dr. Qian (Jenny) Du
Mississippi State University