Thermal inertia imaging: A new geologic mapping tool

Thermal inertia imaging: A new geologic mapping tool A thermal model of the Earth's surface has been developed and used to determine the thermal inertia of a test site in the Mojave Desert, California. The model, which includes meteorological heating terms as well as radiation and conduction heating terms, is used with remotely sensed surface temperature and reflectance data to determine the thermal inertia of the surface materials at the test site. The thermal inertia is displayed in image form, and can aid in the differentiation of the various lithologic materials in the test site. Since this thermal property is representative of the upper several cm of the surface, it complements visible and reflected near‐IR image data. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geophysical Research Letters Wiley

Thermal inertia imaging: A new geologic mapping tool

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Wiley
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© 1976 by the Chinese Geophysical Society
ISSN
0094-8276
eISSN
1944-8007
DOI
10.1029/GL003i001p00026
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Abstract

A thermal model of the Earth's surface has been developed and used to determine the thermal inertia of a test site in the Mojave Desert, California. The model, which includes meteorological heating terms as well as radiation and conduction heating terms, is used with remotely sensed surface temperature and reflectance data to determine the thermal inertia of the surface materials at the test site. The thermal inertia is displayed in image form, and can aid in the differentiation of the various lithologic materials in the test site. Since this thermal property is representative of the upper several cm of the surface, it complements visible and reflected near‐IR image data.

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Geophysical Research LettersWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1976

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