Land Surface Temperature Retrieval from LANDSAT-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Data and Validation with Infrared Thermometer Camera

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    This paper illustrates a proposed method for the retrieval of land surface temperature (LST) from the two thermal bands of the LANDSAT-8 data. LANDSAT-8, the latest satellite from Landsat series, launched on 11 February 2013, using LANDSAT-8 Operational Line Imager and Thermal Infrared Sensor (OLI & TIRS) satellite data. LANDSAT-8 medium spatial resolution multispectral imagery presents particular interest in extracting land cover, because of the fine spectral resolution, the radiometric quantization of 12 bits. In this search a trial has been made to estimate LST over Al-Hashimiya district, south of Babylon province, middle of Iraq. Two dates images acquired on 2nd &18th of March 2018 to retrieve LST and compare them with ground truth data from infrared thermometer camera (all the measurements contacted with target by using type-k thermocouple) at the same time of images capture. The results showed that the rivers had a higher LST which is different to the other land cover types, of less than 3.47 C ◦, and the LST different for vegetation and residential area were less than 0.4 C ◦ with correlation coefficient of the two bands 10 and 11 Rbnad10= 0.70, Rband11 = 0.89 respectively, for the imaged acquired on the 2nd of march 2018 and Rband10= 0.70 and Rband11 = 0.72 on the 18th of march 2018. These results confirm that the proposed approach is effective for the retrieval of LST from the LANDSAT-8 Thermal bands, and the IR thermometer camera data which is an effective way to validate and improve the performance of LST retrieval. Generally the results show that the closer measurement taken from the scene center time, a better quality to classify the land cover. The purpose of this study is to assess the use of LANDSAT-8 data to specify temperature differences in land cover and compare the relationship between land surface temperature and land cover types.




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    land cover type; Land surface temperature (LST); LANDSAT-8 thermal bands; IR thermometer camera (thermocouple).

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Article ID: 27402
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.20.27402

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