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The use of images CBERS 2 and CBERS 2b in identification of areas affected by desertification
Author(s): Claudionor Ribeiro Silva; Fabiana Silva Pires Castro; Jorge Antonio Silva Centeno
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Paper Abstract

The process of desertification, which extends from a long time ago, became a reality in Brazil. This phenomenon can be understood as land degradation, caused by factors including climatic changes and human activities. Besides being a threat to biodiversity, causes loss of soil productivity, threatening the lives of thousands of people living in affected regions. So, the identification of affected areas is essential to diagnose and prevent the problem. Satellite image has been a source of relatively low cost and widely used in this task. Therefore, is proposed in this study, a method to extract automatically areas heavily affected by desertification. The method is based on concepts of mathematical morphology, vegetation index and classification of digital images. Experiments are conducted separately, with images of CBERS 2 and 2B, and subsequently compared. The validation is done by crossing the results obtained with a reference image, created by a manual process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7546, Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing, 754620 (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856008
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Claudionor Ribeiro Silva, Univ. Federal do Piauí (Brazil)
Univ. Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Fabiana Silva Pires Castro, Univ. Federal do Piauí (Brazil)
Univ. Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
Jorge Antonio Silva Centeno, Univ. Federal do Piauí (Brazil)
Univ. Federal do Paraná (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7546:
Second International Conference on Digital Image Processing
Kamaruzaman Jusoff; Yi Xie, Editor(s)

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