中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2006, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (3): 260-264.

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High-resolution Surface Relative Humidity Computation Using MODIS Image in Peninsular Malaysia

PENG Guangxiong1, LI Jing1, CHEN Yunhao1, Abdul Patah NORIZAN2, Liphong TAY3   

  1. 1. College of Resources Science & Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    2. Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia;
    3. Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia
  • 收稿日期:2006-05-04 修回日期:2006-07-17 出版日期:2006-09-20 发布日期:2011-12-15
  • 作者简介:PENG Guangxiong(1978- ),male,a native of Yongzhou of Hunan Province,Ph.D.candidate,specialized in environmental change and application of remote sensing.E-mail:pgx457600@gmail.com.
  • 基金资助:

    Under the auspices of the Airborne Remote Sensing(MARS) Program of Malaysia(No.KSTAS/MACRES/T/2/2004)

High-resolution Surface Relative Humidity Computation Using MODIS Image in Peninsular Malaysia

PENG Guangxiong1, LI Jing1, CHEN Yunhao1, Abdul Patah NORIZAN2, Liphong TAY3   

  1. 1. College of Resources Science & Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    2. Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia;
    3. Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia
  • Received:2006-05-04 Revised:2006-07-17 Online:2006-09-20 Published:2011-12-15

摘要:

Forest fire is a serious disaster all over the world. The Fire Weather Index (FWI) System can be used in ap- plied forestry as a tool to investigate and manage all types of fire. Relative humidity (RH) is a very important parameter to calculate FWI. However, RH interpolated from meteorological data may not be able to provide precise and confident values for areas between far separated stations. The principal objective of this study is to provide high-resolution RH for FWI using MODIS data. The precipitable water vapor (PW) can be retrieved from MODIS using split window techniques. Four-year-time-series (2000-2003) of 8-day mean PW and specific humidity (Q) of Peninsular Malaysia were analyzed and the statistic expression between PW and Q was developed. The root-mean-square-error (RMSE) of Q estimated by PW is generally less than 0.0004 and the correlation coefficient is 0.90. Based on the experiential formula between PW and Q, surface RH can be computed with combination of auxiliary data such as DEM and air temperature (Ta). The mean absolute errors of the estimated RH in Peninsular Malaysia are less than 5% compared to the measured RH and the correlation coefficient is 0.8219. It is proven to be a simple and feasible model to compute high-resolution RH using remote sensing data.

关键词: relative humidity, precipitable water vapor, specific humidity, MODIS

Abstract:

Forest fire is a serious disaster all over the world. The Fire Weather Index (FWI) System can be used in ap- plied forestry as a tool to investigate and manage all types of fire. Relative humidity (RH) is a very important parameter to calculate FWI. However, RH interpolated from meteorological data may not be able to provide precise and confident values for areas between far separated stations. The principal objective of this study is to provide high-resolution RH for FWI using MODIS data. The precipitable water vapor (PW) can be retrieved from MODIS using split window techniques. Four-year-time-series (2000-2003) of 8-day mean PW and specific humidity (Q) of Peninsular Malaysia were analyzed and the statistic expression between PW and Q was developed. The root-mean-square-error (RMSE) of Q estimated by PW is generally less than 0.0004 and the correlation coefficient is 0.90. Based on the experiential formula between PW and Q, surface RH can be computed with combination of auxiliary data such as DEM and air temperature (Ta). The mean absolute errors of the estimated RH in Peninsular Malaysia are less than 5% compared to the measured RH and the correlation coefficient is 0.8219. It is proven to be a simple and feasible model to compute high-resolution RH using remote sensing data.

Key words: relative humidity, precipitable water vapor, specific humidity, MODIS