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Environmentally-Oriented Processing of Multi-Spectral Satellite Images: New Challenges for Bayesian Methods

  • S. A. Starks
  • V. Kreinovich
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 98)

Abstract

Remotely sensed images from new generation satellites present an opportunity for scientists to investigate problems in environmental and earth science which have been previously intractable. The magnitude of data that will arise from these hyperspectral instruments create the need for innovative techniques to accomplish data reduction. This paper presents an algorithm which shows promise as a tool for reducing the dimensionality of data resulting from remote sensing. The optimality criteria for the algorithm is the Bayes Risk in the reduced dimension space.

Keywords

satellite imaging multi-spectral satellite data environmental applications Bayes risk 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Starks
    • 1
  • V. Kreinovich
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Pan American Center for Earth and Environmental StudiesUniversity of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA

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