Multitemporal evaluation of topographic correction methods using multispectral synthetic images

I. Sola, M. González-Audícana, J. Álvarez-Mozos, J.L. Torres


This paper presents a multitemporal evaluation of topographic correction (TOC) methods based on synthetically generated images in order to evaluate the influence of solar angles on the performance of TOC methods. These synthetic images represent the radiance an optical sensor would receive for different periods of the year considering the real topography (SR image), and considering the relief completely horizontal (SH image). The comparison between the corrected image obtained applying a TOC method to a SR image and the SH image of the same area, i.e. considered the ideal correction, allows assessing the performance of each TOC algorithm, quantitatively measured through the Structural Similarity Index (SSIM).


Topographic correction; Multitemporal; Synthetic image; Multispectral; SSIM

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