PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR CLASSIFICATION OF NATURAL VEGETATION IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Stephen Yool, Jeffrey L. Star, John E. Estes, Daniel B. Botkin, David W. Eckhardt, Frank W. Davis

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Abstract

The Earth's forests fix carbon from the atmosphere during photosynthesis. Scientists are concerned that massive forest removals may promote an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, with possible global warming and related environmental effects. Space-based remote sensing may enable the production of accurate world forest maps needed to examine this concern objectively. To test the limits of remote sensing for large-area forest mapping, we use LANDSAT data acquired over a site in the forested mountains of southern California to examine the relative capacities of a variety of popular image processing algorithms to discriminate different forest types. Results indicate that certain algorithms are best suited to forest classification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-702
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume7
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1986
Externally publishedYes

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR CLASSIFICATION OF NATURAL VEGETATION IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. / Yool, Stephen; Star, Jeffrey L.; Estes, John E.; Botkin, Daniel B.; Eckhardt, David W.; Davis, Frank W.

In: International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 7, No. 5, 05.1986, p. 683-702.

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Yool, Stephen ; Star, Jeffrey L. ; Estes, John E. ; Botkin, Daniel B. ; Eckhardt, David W. ; Davis, Frank W. / PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR CLASSIFICATION OF NATURAL VEGETATION IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. In: International Journal of Remote Sensing. 1986 ; Vol. 7, No. 5. pp. 683-702.
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