Color models used for the visual interpretation of satellite data

  • Georgi Jelev
Keywords: remote sensing; RGB color model; false colors; satellite images

Abstract

This study presents the possibilities for using different colour models for visual interpretation of satellite imagery. Using the RGB model to visualise different spectral bands as a false colour composite image make it possible for different types of objects and features on the Earth surface to be highlighted and easily discerned based on their specific colour. Examples are shown based on satellite imagery from several free sources, e.g. the USGS’s Earth Explorer, the ESA’s Copernicus Open Access Hub, etc.

Published
2021-04-16
How to Cite
Jelev, G. (2021). Color models used for the visual interpretation of satellite data. Annual of Natural Sciences Department, 5, 44-51. https://doi.org/10.33919/ansd.19.1.4

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