Application of TIR imagery and spectroscopy for the extraction of soil textural information at fowlers gap, Western New South Wales, Australia

R. D. Hewson, G. R. Taylor, L. B. Whitbourn

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Abstract

Previous laboratory studies suggest that simple ASIER band ratios could predict soil texture, independent of mineralogy. In this study, ASTER and TIMS thermal image- and FTIR- derived soil particle indices were compared to field samples from Fowlers Gap in western New South Wales, Australia. Laboratory studies on field samples showed a similar relationship between texture and thermal band ratios however a mineral bias, or at least an association with quartz content, was observed. The spatial pixel resolution of the thermal imagery was also observed to be a significant issue within a heterogeneous landscape. However, three meter pixel resolution TIMS imagery appeared to provide qualitative soil and sediment textural related information using such band ratio methods at Fowlers Gap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Proceedings
Volume2
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Boston, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 200811 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/07/0811/07/08

Keywords

  • ASTER
  • FTIR
  • Soil
  • Texture
  • TIMS

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