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Title: False topographic perception phenomena observed with the satellite images of Moon's surface
Authors: Saraf, Arun Kumar
Zia M.
Das, Josodhir D.
Sharma K.
Rawat V.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing
Abstract: False Topographic Perception Phenomena (FTPP) are commonly observed in images of rugged terrain on the surface of the Earth acquired by polar-orbiting satellites. It is interesting to note that due to the absence of atmosphere, vegetation and presence of numerous craters on its surface, the Moon illustrates very vividly and uniquely FTPP, which is less obvious with images of the Earth. In this article images of theMoon taken during the six missions of the NASA Apollo programme and from the Chandrayan-1 Indian satellite are used to demonstrate FTPP on the surface of the Moon. Numerous craters present on the surface of the Moon are perceived as hillock/plateau and vice versa. Combinations of various interrelated factors, for example topographic relief, observer position, Sun azimuth and elevation angles, are responsible for FTPP. Craters in the northern hemisphere of the Moon exhibit FTPP as the Moon's surface was imaged from southern side under equatorial illumination. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Citation: International Journal of Remote Sensing (2011), 32(24): 9869-9877
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2010.550950
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/6634
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
ISSN: 1431161
Author Scopus IDs: 7006460159
47661938800
7202105464
26427098600
23467947400
Author Affiliations: Saraf, A.K., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Zia, M., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Das, J., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India, Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Sharma, K., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Rawat, V., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Saraf, A. K.; Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India; email: saraffes@iitr.ernet.in
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