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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1970
  • pp: 681–686

Color Enhancement of Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Data

E. R. Kreins and L. J. Allison  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 681-686 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.9.000681


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Abstract

Two examples of Nimbus high resolution infrared radiometer (HRIR) data processed by a color display enhancement system demonstrate possible meteorological, oceanographic, and geomorphological applications of this technique for geophysical research. A commonly used means of displaying radiation temperatures mapped by the HRIR has been a black and white photofacsimile film strip. However, the human eye can distinguish many more colors than shades of gray, and this characteristic permits an analyst to evaluate quantitatively radiation values mapped in color more readily than in black and white.

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Original Manuscript: April 8, 1969
Published: March 1, 1970

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E. R. Kreins and L. J. Allison, "Color Enhancement of Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Data," Appl. Opt. 9, 681-686 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-9-3-681


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References

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