Interpolation and gap filling of Landsat reflectance time series

Álvaro Moreno-Martínez, Marco Maneta, Gustau Camps-Valls, Luca Martino, Nathaniel Robinson, Brady Allred, Steven W. Running

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Abstract

Products derived from a single multispectral sensor are hampered by a limited spatial, spectral or temporal resolutions. Image fusion in general and downscaling/blending in particular allow to combine different multiresolution datasets. We present here an optimal interpolation approach to generate smoothed and gap-free time series of Landsat reflectance data. We fuse MODIS (moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer) and Landsat data globally using the Google Earth Engine (GEE) platform. The optimal interpolator exploits GEE ability to ingest large amounts of data (Landsat climatologies) and uses simple linear operations that scale easily in the cloud. The approach shows very good results in practice, as tested over five sites with different vegetation types and climatic characteristics in the contiguous US.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages349-352
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671504
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2018
Event38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2018-July

Conference

Conference38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period07/22/1807/27/18

Keywords

  • Blending
  • Data fusion
  • Downscaling
  • Kalman filter
  • Landsat
  • MODIS
  • Optimal interpolator

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