tasseledCap: Tasseled Cap Transformation

View source: R/tasseledCap.R

tasseledCapR Documentation

Tasseled Cap Transformation


Calculates brightness, greenness and wetness from multispectral imagery. Currently implemented Landsat 4 TM, Landsat 5 TM, Landsat 7ETM+, Landsat 8 OLI, MODIS, QuickBird, Spot5 and RapidEye.


tasseledCap(img, sat, ...)



RasterBrick or RasterStack. Input image. Band order must correspond to sensor specifications (see Details and Examples)


Character. Sensor; one of: c("Landsat4TM", "Landsat5TM", "Landsat7ETM", "Landsat8OLI", "MODIS", "QuickBird", "Spot5", "RapidEye"). Case is irrelevant.


Further arguments passed to writeRaster.


Currently implemented: Landsat 4 TM, Landsat 5 TM, Landsat 7ETM+, Landsat 8 OLI, MODIS, QuickBird, Spot5, RapdiEye. Input data must be in top of atmosphere reflectance. Moreover, bands must be provided in ascending order as listed in the table below. Irrelevant bands, such as Landsat Thermal Bands or QuickBird/Spot5 Panchromatic Bands must be omitted. Required bands are:

sat bands coefficients data unit
Landsat4TM 1,2,3,4,5,7 Crist 1985 reflectance
Landsat5TM 1,2,3,4,5,7 Crist 1985 reflectance
Landsat7ETM 1,2,3,4,5,7 Huang 2002 reflectance
Landsat8OLI 2,3,4,5,6,7 Baig 2014 reflectance
MODIS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Lobser 2007 reflectance
QuickBird 2,3,4,5 Yarbrough 2005 reflectance
Spot5 2,3,4,5 Ivtis 2008 reflectance
RapidEye 1,2,3,4,5 Schoenert 2014 reflectance


Returns a RasterBrick with the thee bands: brigthness, greenness, and (soil) wetness.


Crist (1985) "A TM Tasseled Cap Equivalent Transformation for Reflectance Factor Data." Remote Sensing of Environment 17 (3): 301-306

Huang et al. (2002) "Derivation of a Tasselled Cap Transformation Based on Landsat 7 At-Satellite Reflectance." International Journal of Remote Sensing 23 (8): 1741-1748

Baig et al. (2014) "Derivation of a Tasselled Cap Transformation Based on Landsat 8 At-Satellite Reflectance." Remote Sensing Letters 5 (5): 423-431.

Lobser et al. (2007) "MODIS Tasselled Cap: Land Cover Characteristics Expressed through Transformed MODIS Data." International Journal of Remote Sensing 28 (22): 5079-5101.

Yarbrough et al. (2005) "QuickBird 2 tasseled cap transform coefficients: a comparison of derivation methods." Pecora 16 Global Priorities in Land Remote Sensing: 23-27.

Ivits et al. (2008) "Orthogonal transformation of segmented SPOT5 images." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 74 (11): 1351-1364.

Schoenert et al. (2014) "Derivation of tasseled cap coefficients for RapidEye data." Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications V (9245): 92450Qs.



## Run tasseled cap (exclude thermal band 6)
lsat_tc <- tasseledCap(lsat[[c(1:5,7)]], sat = "Landsat5TM")

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