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Forest Inventory Using Satellite Optical and Radar Remote Sensing with Ancillary Data

Mat Lela, Mohamed Said (1993) Forest Inventory Using Satellite Optical and Radar Remote Sensing with Ancillary Data. Buletin Ukur, 4 (2). pp. 56-64. ISSN 0128-4274

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particularly the deforestation of the world's rain forest. To this end there is a need for accurate detection, inventory, monitoring and management for forest resources. Optical remote sensing methods have successfully being utilised in the inventory of forest species. The incorporation of ancillary data with remotely sensed data for digital data analysis in determining forest species distribution have further increased the classification accuracy. Ulaby et al. (1982) suggested that, in order to achieve high correct classification rates, it is necessary to have uninterrupted (cloud free) coverage of the area under investigation for successive passes of the satellite. This paper set out to examine the extent to which satellite imaging radar or synthetic aperture radar (SAR) augment the information content of satellite optical imagery in forest classification and to what extent does the transformation of spectral data and the incorporation of ancillary data improves the classification of forest trees.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Optical remote sensing methods, satellite imaging radar, synthetic aperture radar
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:4844
Deposited By: Tajul Ariffin Musa
Deposited On:11 Jan 2008 02:38
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:21

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