Spatial noise-aware temperature retrieval from infrared sounder data

David Malmgren-Hansen, Valero Laparra, Allan Aasbjerg Nielsen, Gustau Camps-Valls

AbstractIn this paper we present a combined strategy for the retrieval of atmospheric profiles from infrared sounders. The approach considers the spatial information and a noise-dependent dimensionality reduction approach. The extracted features are fed into a canonical linear regression. We compare Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Minimum Noise Fraction (MNF) for dimensionality reduction, and study the compactness and information content of the extracted features. Assessment of the results is done on a big dataset covering many spatial and temporal situations. PCA is widely used for these purposes but our analysis shows that one can gain significant improvements of the error rates when using MNF instead. In our analysis we also investigate the relationship between error rate improvements when including more spectral and spatial components in the regression model, aiming to uncover the trade-off between model complexity and error rates.
TypeConference paper [With referee]
Year2017    Month July    pp. 17-20
AddressFt. Worth, Texas, USA
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IMM Group(s)Image Analysis & Computer Graphics