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Lidar Cloud Detection with Fully Convolutional Networks
Erol Cromwell, Donna Flynn
Feb 12, 2018 (modified: Feb 12, 2018)ICLR 2018 Workshop Submissionreaders: everyone
Abstract:In this contribution, we present a novel approach for segmenting laser radar (lidar) imagery into geometric time-height cloud locations with a fully convolutional net- work (FCN). We describe a semi-supervised learning method to train the FCN by: pre-training the classification layers of the FCN with “weakly labeled” lidar data, using “unsupervised” pre-training with the cloud locations of the Wang & Sassen (2001) cloud mask algorithm, and fully supervised learning with hand-labeled cloud locations. We show the model achieves higher levels of cloud identification compared to the cloud mask algorithm
TL;DR:We train a fully convolutional network to segment clouds from lidar imagery using a semi-supervised learning approach