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22 March 1999 High-scale discontinuity detection applied to Landsat images
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Landsat image data were produced from a multispectral scanner on Landsat satellites. Vegetation indices are based on the distinctive rise in the reflectance of green vegetation: a wavelength increase from visible red to reflective infrared caused by the selective absorption of red light by chlorophyll for photosynthesis. The spectral bandwidth of different Landsat crops are uniquely different and provide a basis for High Scale Discontinuity Detection. High Scale Discontinuity Detection applied to Landsat cross sections (1D signals) detects boundaries between urban areas and agricultural areas and different crops. These boundaries will be used to reconstruct an image based on boundaries. This approach might be usefully applied to IR images, laser remote sensing or any image where vegetation changes abruptly because of altitude or moisture.
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Katharine J. Jones "High-scale discontinuity detection applied to Landsat images", Proc. SPIE 3723, Wavelet Applications VI, (22 March 1999);

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