Detecting Thermal Anomalies In Lahendong Geothermal Prospect Using Aster TIR and Landsat 8

Mohammad Aftaf Muhajir, Kudang Boro Seminar, Leopold Oscar Nelwan


This study intends to determine geothermal anomalies area using remote sensing data in the form of Landsat 8 and ASTER satellite imagery data which have Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). Through pre-processing like georeferencing, radiometric calibration, and atmospheric correction, the Landsat 8 TIRS and ASTER data were wont to invert the land surface temperature of the study area during the daytime and night time using the inversion of planck function and emissivity separation algorithm. Result shows the land surface temperatures during daytime and night time of four natural land cover —water, vegetation, built up area, and bare soil—were classified and analyzed. According to the results, vegetation and bare soil show relatively thermal anomalies during the day and comparatively cold anomalies during the night. Otherwise water shows relatively cold anomalies during the day and relatively thermal anomalies during the night. Meanwhile built up area shows relatively thermal anomalies during the day and cold anomalies during the night. Superimposed and calculating mean of the night and day surface temperature can adequately eliminate the relatively cold/thermal anomalies of land cover caused by solar radiation, thus effectively highlighting geothermal anomalies. Thus, Nine geothermal anomalies areas were successfully extracted.


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Mohammad Aftaf Muhajir (Primary Contact)
Kudang Boro Seminar
Leopold Oscar Nelwan
Mohammad Aftaf Muhajir, SeminarK. B. and NelwanL. O. (2023) “Detecting Thermal Anomalies In Lahendong Geothermal Prospect Using Aster TIR and Landsat 8”, Jurnal Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Alam dan Lingkungan (Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management). Bogor, ID, 13(3), pp. 494-503. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.13.3.494-503.

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