Land cover dynamics investigation using parallel computers

TitleLand cover dynamics investigation using parallel computers
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsLiang S, Davis LS, Townshend J, Chellappa R, DeFries R, Dubayah R, Goward S, JaJa JF, Krishnamachar S, Roussopoulos N, Saltz J, Samet H, Shock T, Srinivasan M
Conference NameGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1995. IGARSS '95. 'Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications', International
Date Published1995//10/14
Keywords; geographic information system; geophysical measurement technique; geophysics computing; image classification; image map database; image segmentation; land cover dynamics; land surface; mixture modeling; object oriented programming; optical imaging; para, GIS; IR imaging; Markovian random fields; atmospheric correction

A comprehensive and highly interdisciplinary research program is being carried out to investigate global land cover dynamics in heterogeneous parallel computing environments. Some of the problems are addressed including atmospheric correction, mixture modeling, image classifications by Markovian random fields and by segmentation, global image/map databases, object oriented parallel programming and parallel/IO. During the initial two years project, significant progress has been made in all of these areas