HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL SATELLITE IMAGES COLOR CONSISTENCY METHOD BASED ON EXTERNAL COLOR REFERENCES
Keywords: Mosaic, Color consistency, Dark channel prior, Radiation correction, Satellite image
Abstract. Affected by factors such as season, illumination, atmospheric and sensor distortion, different satellite images often show obvious color difference, resulting in “stitching seams” at the edge of adjacent images, which seriously affects the application of satellite images. This study proposes a novel color consistency method for optical satellite images utilizing external color reference. Firstly, we improved the dark channel defogging method combining with the atmospheric distribution characteristics of satellite images, and used it to perform atmospheric correction on satellite images; Secondly, we corrected the color of atmospheric corrected satellite images through low-frequency signal replacement. Finally, we use a linear model to establish the relationship between high and low frequency signals, and stretching the high-frequency signal of images through local modelling. We selected two sets of representative experimental data for experiments, both the visual and quantitative obtained excellent results.