subpixel classification (SPC)

Subpixel classification (SPC) extracts meaningful information on land-cover classes from the mixed pixels.However, the major challenges for SPC are to obtain reliable soft reference data (RD), use apt input data, and achieve maximum accuracy. This article addresses these issues and applies the support vector machine (SVM) to retrieve the subpixel estimates of glacier facies (GF) using high radiometric-resolution Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS) data. Precise quantification of GF has fundamental importance in the glaciological research.