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An approach for quantification of submerged seagrass biomass in shallow turbid coastal waters

Hashim, Mazlan and Misbari, Syarifuddin and Yahya, Nurul Nadiah and Ahmad, Samsudin and Md. Reba, Mohd. Nadzri and Komatsu, Teruhisa (2014) An approach for quantification of submerged seagrass biomass in shallow turbid coastal waters. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) . pp. 4439-4442.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947476


In this paper, we introduced a new approach for absolute seagrass biomass determination using remote sensing technique. Two-step data processing of satellite remote sensing data was performed, namely: (i) detection and mapping of seagrass occurrence; and (ii) determination and mapping of seagrass biomass. The newly launched Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager band 2, 3 and 4 were used and applied in Merambong Shoals located in Straits of Johore, Malaysia that have various density of seagrass coverage in the region. The results indicated good agreement with in-situ verifications. The seagrass occurrence areas were classified at 90 percent overall classification accuracy (khat statistics=0.87) whilst the seagrass aboveground biomass was succesfully modelled agianst the in-situ observations (R2=0.9, p<0.0001, n=1200). It is then extended to fully map the above seagrass biomass for the large coverage with good accuracy (RMSE+1.75g/m2).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:landsat 8, satellite remote sensing, seagrass biomass, substrates, turbid waters
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:51776
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:52
Last Modified:09 Nov 2018 16:11

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