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I want to do tasseled cap transformation on rapid eye data. the main question would be about the parameters which are used. Somebody has a suggestion?

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There are published coefficients available for MSS, TM5 ETM+7, QuickBird and IKONOS but I do not believe that anybody has derived coefficients for Rapid Eye. Here is a paper that describes how the authors derived the coefficients for Quickbird (http://www.asprs.org/a/publications/proceedings/pecora16/Yarbrough_L.pdf).

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A short update concerning this attempt to calculate Tasseled Cap transformation. After investigating in this area from my point of view, the result of a TC calculation for Rapid Eye will be not sufficent, because of simple reasons. Calculating the 6 TC image (Brightness, Wetness, Greenness, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth) is in Landsat obviously based on 6 Bands (1,2,3,4,5,7). It is possible to use the thermal band but most publications do not consider it. Rapid Eyes "highest" band in that way is NIR which is not really the decisive factor. To calculate Rapid Eyes TC are definitively needed 2 more bands above the red-edge band of Rapid Eye. It possible but i believe it would not make so much sense.

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