Overview of South‐east Asia land cover using a NOAA AVHRR one kilometer composite

Geocarto International
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Abstract

A cloud free AVHRR composite of South‐East Asia at one kilometer resolution has been produced from 38 selected daily NOAA‐11 AVHRR images. Geometric accuracy of about 1 pixel is achieved using a two‐step rectification algorithm (orbital model and transformation by ground control points). A spatial and spectral enhancement has been performed, the sea masked out and political boundaries included in the final product. This AVHRR composite is particularly useful for a comprehensive overview of land cover at a regional scale. Qualitative comparison between a monthly composite and the existing forest maps highlights the forest cover change and points out the hot spots where the maps have to be updated.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Overview of South‐east Asia land cover using a NOAA AVHRR one kilometer composite
Series title Geocarto International
DOI 10.1080/10106049409354471
Volume 9
Issue 4
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 8 p.
First page 45
Last page 52
Other Geospatial Southeast Asia
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