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Remote Sensing of Seagrass With Aviris and High Altitude Aerial Photography

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Abstract:On May 15,2002 AVIRlS (Advanced VisuaJ/lnfrared Imaging Spectrometer) data and high altitude aerial photographs were acquired tor coastal .waters from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The study encompasses extensive areas of seagrass, federally protected submersed, rooted vascular plants that perform a wide variety of beneficial physical and biological functions. Most seagrasses in the study area are welldocumented through earlier mapping efforts and extensive in situ studies. The A V1RISand photographic imagery were processed for areas of known seagrass occurrence. 'The data were compared. to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of these two imagedata soures for mapping seagrass and detecting changes in such parameters as seagrassdensity and species composition. The AVIRIS data were also evaluated to determine the most efficient band combinations for seagrass detection in variably turbid class II inshore waters.
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Citation:Field, D., P. Biber, W. J. Kenworthy, L. D. Worthy, and M. Finkbeiner. Remote Sensing of Seagrass With Aviris and High Altitude Aerial Photography. Presented at American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Anchorage, AK, May 5-8, 2003.
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Landscape Characterization Branch (RTP)
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 05/08/2003
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Related Entries:
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Bullet Item Landscape Characterization and Change Detection Methods Development Research (2005-2007)
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