Land Surface Temperature Retrieval from LANDSAT-8 Ther-mal Infrared Sensor Data and Validation with Infrared Ther-mometer 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 LAND-SAT-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 meas-urements 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 im-aged 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 measure-ment 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 LAND-SAT-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: 27418
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.20.27418

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