2 October 2008 Extraction of mangrove forests using a satellite image and a digital elevation model
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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.
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Masayuki Tamura, Masayuki Tamura, Kota Kikushima, Kota Kikushima, } "Extraction of mangrove forests using a satellite image and a digital elevation model", Proc. SPIE 7104, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology X, 710403 (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799341; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.799341
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