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Energy in the Urban Environment: Use of Terra/ASTER imagery as a tool in Urban Planning
Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (2002)
  • N. Chrysoulakis
Abstract
In this study Terra/ASTER imagery was analysed together with in-situ spatial data to examine the potential of multi-spectral remote sensing to support urban planning. The potential of ASTER imagery to support energy budget estimation was also examined by defining and mapping some microclimatic parameters for the centre of the city of Athens. Images in visible, near infrared and thermal infrared areas of the electromagnetic spectrum were processed to define the urban land cover and topographic characteristics as well as to estimate the spatial distributions of vegetation, visible reflected radiation and brightness temperature. It was founded that ASTER muli-spectral imagery enables a better understanding of energy aspects, their causes and effects, providing an important addition to conventional methods of monitoring the urban environment.
Keywords
  • ASTER,
  • urban planning
Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Chrysoulakis, N., 2002. Energy in the Urban Environment: Use of Terra/ASTER imagery as a tool in Urban Planning. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 30, 245 - 254