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Mapping of forested wetland: use of Seasat radar images to complement conventional sources ( USA).

Professional Geographer

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Abstract

Distinguishing forested wetland from dry forest using aerial photographs is handicapped because photographs often do not reveal the presence of water below tree canopies. Radar images obtained by the Seasat satellite reveal forested wetland as highly reflective patterns on the coastal plain between Maryland and Florida. Seasat radar images may complement aerial photographs for compiling maps of wetland. A test with experienced photointerpreters revealed that interpretation accuracy was significantly higher when using Seasat radar images than when using only conventional sources.-Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mapping of forested wetland: use of Seasat radar images to complement conventional sources ( USA).
Series title:
Professional Geographer
Volume
37
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
463
Last page:
469
Number of Pages:
7