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Remote sensing of shallow sea floor for digital earth environment

Hashim, Mazlan and Ahmad, Samsudin and Yahya, Nurul Nadiah and Lee, Muhammad Hisyam @ Lee Wee Yew (2014) Remote sensing of shallow sea floor for digital earth environment. 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8), 18 (1). ISSN 1755-1315

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012110


Understanding the sea floor biodiversity requires spatial information that can be acquired from remote sensing satellite data. Species volume, spatial patterns and species coverage are some of the information that can be derived. Current approaches for mapping sea bottom type have evolved from field observation, visual interpretation from aerial photography, mapping from remote sensing satellite data along with field survey and hydrograhic chart. Remote sensing offers most versatile technique to map sea bottom type up to a certain scale. This paper reviews the technical characteristics of signal and light interference within marine features, space and remote sensing satellite. In addition, related image processing techniques that are applicable to remote sensing satellite data for sea bottom type digital mapping is also presented. The sea bottom type can be differentiated by classification method using appropriate spectral bands of satellite data. In order to verify the existence of particular sea bottom type, field observations need to be carried out with proper technique and equipment.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mapping, remote sensing
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
ID Code:62438
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:14 Jun 2017 01:43
Last Modified:14 Jun 2017 01:43

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