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.
Additional publication details
|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|
|Publisher||Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|