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Articles | Volume XXXIX-B7
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B7, 151–155, 2012
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B7, 151–155, 2012

  31 Jul 2012

31 Jul 2012


J. G. Rejas1,4, J. Martínez-Frías2, J. Bonatti3, R. Martínez4, and M. Marchamalo4 J. G. Rejas et al.
  • 1National Institute for Aerospace Technology, INTA. Ctra. de Ajalvir km 4 s/n 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • 2Astrobiology Centre-Spanish National Research Council, INTA/CAB-CSIC. Ctra. de Ajalvir km 4 s/n 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • 3Costa Rica University, UCR. Campus UCR-San Pedro de Montes de Ocas s/n, 0125 San José, Costa Rica
  • 4Technical University of Madrid, UPM. Ramiro de Maeztu, 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Keywords: Spectral Anomaly, Hydrothermal Alteration, Hyperspectral, Multispectral, Multisensor

Abstract. The aim of this work is the comparative study of the presence of hydrothermal alteration materials in the Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica) in relation with computed spectral anomalies from multitemporal and multisensor data adquired in spectral ranges of the visible (VIS), short wave infrared (SWIR) and thermal infrared (TIR). We used for this purposes hyperspectral and multispectral images from the HyMAP and MASTER airborne sensors, and ASTER and Hyperion scenes in a period between 2002 and 2010. Field radiometry was applied in order to remove the atmospheric contribution in an empirical line method. HyMAP and MASTER images were georeferenced directly thanks to positioning and orientation data that were measured at the same time in the acquisition campaign from an inertial system based on GPS/IMU. These two important steps were allowed the identification of spectral diagnostic bands of hydrothermal alteration minerals and the accuracy spatial correlation. Enviromental impact of the volcano activity has been studied through different vegetation indexes and soil patterns. Have been mapped hydrothermal materials in the crater of the volcano, in fact currently active, and their surrounding carrying out a principal components analysis differentiated for a high and low absorption bands to characterize accumulations of kaolinite, illite, alunite and kaolinite+smectite, delimitating zones with the presence of these minerals. Spectral anomalies have been calculated on a comparative study of methods pixel and subpixel focused in thermal bands fused with high-resolution images. Results are presented as an approach based on expert whose main interest lies in the automated identification of patterns of hydrothermal altered materials without prior knowledge or poor information on the area.