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Extraction of mangrove forests using a satellite image and a digital elevation model
Author(s): Masayuki Tamura; Kota Kikushima
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Paper Abstract

A method has been developed for mapping mangrove forests using two unique features of mangroves. (1) Reflected radiance of mangrove forests in short-wave-infrared bands is lower than that of ordinary vegetation. (2) Mangroves can form forests only in the intertidal zones between the mean and the highest sea levels. A Landsat/ETM+ image and a digital elevation model were used to extract mangrove forests in Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan. The extracted results agreed well with ground truth data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7104, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology X, 710403 (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799341
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Masayuki Tamura, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Kota Kikushima, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7104:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology X
Christopher M. U. Neale; Manfred Owe; Guido D'Urso, Editor(s)

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