Monitoring flooding in coastal wetlands by using radar imagery and ground-based measurements

International Journal of Remote Sensing
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Abstract

Satellite radar was used in a Florida Juncus roemerianus marsh to map tidal flooding, a critical control of coastal vegetation distribution. Radar images taken during a time of near-continuous recordings of ground-based hydrology measurements directly linked marsh flooding to lowered radar returns and indicated a negative covariation between flood frequency and radar return. Flood-extent contours extracted from the radar images and calibrated with point depth measurements showed marsh elevation could be estimated to about 8 cm compared to the 150 cm topographic contours currently available.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Monitoring flooding in coastal wetlands by using radar imagery and ground-based measurements
Series title International Journal of Remote Sensing
DOI 10.1080/01431169508954571
Volume 16
Issue 13
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 8 p.
First page 2495
Last page 2502