Coastline Detection with Gaofen-3 SAR Images Using an Improved FCM Method
AbstractThe coastline detection is one of the main applications of the Gaofen-3 satellite in the ocean field. However, the capability of Gaofen-3 SAR image in coastline detection has not yet been validated. In this paper, two Gaofen-3 SAR images, acquired in 2016, were used to extract the coastlines of the regions of Bohai and Taihu in China, respectively. The classical Fuzzy C-means (FCM) method was used in the coastline detection, but had been improved by combining the Wavelet decomposition algorithm to better suppress the inherent speckle noises of SAR image. Coastline detection results obtained from two Sentinel-1 SAR images acquired on the same regions were compared with those of the Gaofen-3 images. By using the manually delineated coastlines as the standards in the qualitative evaluations, improvements of about 12.0%, 8.3%, 23.8%, and 9.4% can be achieved by the improved FCM method with respect to the indicators of mean, RMSE, PGSD, and P90%, respectively; demonstrating that the Gaofen-3 data is superior to the Sentinel-1 data in the detection of coastline. View Full-Text
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An, M.; Sun, Q.; Hu, J.; Tang, Y.; Zhu, Z. Coastline Detection with Gaofen-3 SAR Images Using an Improved FCM Method. Sensors 2018, 18, 1898.
An M, Sun Q, Hu J, Tang Y, Zhu Z. Coastline Detection with Gaofen-3 SAR Images Using an Improved FCM Method. Sensors. 2018; 18(6):1898.Chicago/Turabian Style
An, Meng; Sun, Qian; Hu, Jun; Tang, Yuqi; Zhu, Ziwei. 2018. "Coastline Detection with Gaofen-3 SAR Images Using an Improved FCM Method." Sensors 18, no. 6: 1898.
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