Multispectral change vector analysis for monitoring coastal marine environments

Jeffrey L. Michalek, Thomas W. Wagner, Joseph J. Luczkovich, Richard W Stoffle

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Abstract

Documenting temporal changes to coastal zones is an essential part of understanding and managing these environments. The exclusive use of traditional surveying tools may not be practical for monitoring large, remote, or rapidly changing areas. This paper investigates the utility of multispectral Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite data for documenting changes to a Caribbean coastal zone using the change vector analysis processing technique. The area of study was the coastal region near the village of Buen Hombre on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The primary habitats of interest were the intertidal mangrove forests, and the shallow water seagrasses, macroalgae and coral reefs. The change vector analysis technique uses any number of spectral bands from multidate satellite data to produce change images that yield information about both the magnitude and direction of pixel radiance differences. The final products were created by appending color-coded change pixels onto a black and white base map. The advantages and limitations of the technique for coastal inventories are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages635-641
Number of pages7
Volume1930
Editionpt 2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1st Thematic Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1992Jun 17 1992

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1st Thematic Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period6/15/926/17/92

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vector analysis
reefs
marine environments
Coastal zones
Dominican Republic
pixels
coral reefs
thematic mappers (LANDSAT)
habitats
Monitoring
spectral bands
shallow water
Pixels
radiance
coasts
Satellites
Reefs
Surveying
color
products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Michalek, J. L., Wagner, T. W., Luczkovich, J. J., & Stoffle, R. W. (1992). Multispectral change vector analysis for monitoring coastal marine environments. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pt 2 ed., Vol. 1930, pp. 635-641). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Multispectral change vector analysis for monitoring coastal marine environments. / Michalek, Jeffrey L.; Wagner, Thomas W.; Luczkovich, Joseph J.; Stoffle, Richard W.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1930 pt 2. ed. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1992. p. 635-641.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Michalek, JL, Wagner, TW, Luczkovich, JJ & Stoffle, RW 1992, Multispectral change vector analysis for monitoring coastal marine environments. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. pt 2 edn, vol. 1930, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 635-641, Proceedings of the 1st Thematic Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, New Orleans, LA, USA, 6/15/92.
Michalek JL, Wagner TW, Luczkovich JJ, Stoffle RW. Multispectral change vector analysis for monitoring coastal marine environments. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. pt 2 ed. Vol. 1930. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1992. p. 635-641
Michalek, Jeffrey L. ; Wagner, Thomas W. ; Luczkovich, Joseph J. ; Stoffle, Richard W. / Multispectral change vector analysis for monitoring coastal marine environments. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1930 pt 2. ed. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1992. pp. 635-641
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