Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Dec 31, 2012
Methods will use existing MASTER and AVIRIS data collected over New Mexico and Oklahoma. Land surface temperatures, emissivities, and reflectances will be estimated. Cover change analysis using emissivity and narrowband visible-near infrared data will be performed using airborne and ancillary ASTER/MODIS data in conjunction with classification techniques. Spatial statistics will help assess resolution and scale effects. MASTER and ancillary data will be used for time scale analyses. Regression analyses will evaluate the significance of different thermal infrared bands.