Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 535–549, 2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 535–549, 2019

Research article 15 Mar 2019

Research article | 15 Mar 2019

A statistical analysis of TIR anomalies extracted by RSTs in relation to an earthquake in the Sichuan area using MODIS LST data

Ying Zhang and Qingyan Meng

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Short summary
There is a long history of researching earthquake prediction, but weaknesses in traditional approaches to seismic hazards have become more and more evident. Remote sensing was used with earth observation technology, which is a new method that can instantly acquire a large area of abnormal information caused by earthquakes. In this paper, a popular method was tested in Sichuan but it did not perform well in earthquake predictions of this area. The causes have also been studied.
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