Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
16 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 16 Mar 2017

Spatial and radiometric characterization of multi-spectrum satellite images through multi-fractal analysis

Carmelo Alonso, Ana M. Tarquis, Ignacio Zúñiga, and Rosa M. Benito


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Short summary
NDVI and EVI vegetation indexes, estimated from satellite images, can been used to estimate root zone soil moisture. However, depending on the spatial and radiometric resolution of the sensors used, estimations could change. In this work, images taken by satellites IKONOS-2 and LANDSAT-7 of the same location are compared on the four bands involved in these vegetation indexes. The results show that spatial resolution has a similar scaling effect in the four bands, but not radiometric resolution.