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Hyperspectral applications in wetland characterization
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Paper Abstract

Despite the considerable slowdown of wetlands loss in conterminous U.S., management of these valuable resources continues to be an area of interest for environmental professionals. The development of remote sensing technologies, particularly hyperspectral, offers an alternative for ecological and functional assessment of these sites. Extensive hyperspectral data image collected from the various sensor types can be analyzed by discriminatory techniques for reflectance analysis. Although data processing can become tedious, it enables scientists to target the various inherited characteristics of large wetland areas such as vegetative species and habitats. This information can be applied to determine the health and functionality of the nation's wetlands for means of wetland characterization, assessment, management and possible restorative efforts to bring a consistent and fundamental change on how these are managed today.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5097, Geo-Spatial and Temporal Image and Data Exploitation III, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.502454
Show Author Affiliations
Moises Y. Barona, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Gomez, George Mason Univ. (United States)
William E. Roper, George Washington Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5097:
Geo-Spatial and Temporal Image and Data Exploitation III
Nickolas L. Faust; William E. Roper, Editor(s)

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