Spatial Cloud Detection and Retrieval System for Satellite Images

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Provided by: The Science and Information (SAI) Organization
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
In last the decade, the authors witnessed a large increase in data generated by earth observing satellites. Hence, intelligent processing of the huge amount of data received by hundreds of earth receiving stations, with specific satellite image oriented approaches, presents itself as a pressing need. One of the most important steps in earlier stages of satellite image processing is cloud detection. Satellite images having a large percentage of cloud cannot be used in further analysis. While there are many approaches that deal with different semantic meaning, there are rarely approaches that deal specifically with cloud detection and retrieval. In this paper, they introduce a novel approach that spatially detect and retrieve clouds in satellite images using their unique properties.
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