Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5987–6003, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5987-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5987–6003, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5987-2018

Technical note 22 Nov 2018

Technical note | 22 Nov 2018

Technical note: Mapping surface-saturation dynamics with thermal infrared imagery

Barbara Glaser et al.

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We demonstrate how thermal infrared images can be used for mapping the appearance and disappearance of water at the surface. The use of thermal infrared images allows for mapping this appearance and disappearance for various temporal and spatial resolutions, and the images can be understood intuitively. We explain the necessary steps in detail, from image acquisition to final processing, by relying on image examples and experience from an 18-month mapping campaign.