Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Research article
19 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2014

Identification of catchment functional units by time series of thermal remote sensing images

B. Müller, M. Bernhardt, and K. Schulz


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (22 Oct 2014) by Hannah Cloke
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ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2014) by Hannah Cloke
Short summary
We present a method to define hydrological landscape units by a time series of thermal infrared satellite data. Land surface temperature is calculated for 28 images in 12 years for a catchment in Luxembourg. Pattern measures show spatio-temporal persistency; principle component analysis extracts relevant patterns. Functional units represent similar behaving entities based on a representative set of images. Resulting classification and patterns are discussed regarding potential applications.