REMOTE SENSING OF MANGROVE WETLANDS: RELATING CANOPY SPECTRA TO SITE-SPECIFIC DATA

Remote sensing was examined as a tool to describe the spectral and structural changes within and between mangrove species and community types. To accomplish this goal, high-resolution canopy reflectance spectra were obtained at 21 mangrove sites in southwest Florida. This was in addition to leaf spectra, canopy closure, height, and species composition from a number of these sites. High relative variability typified measurements of canopy reflectance spectra, canopy height, and percent species composition, while leaf reflectance variances within species (black or red, about 0.04 to 0.06 percent) were higher than between species (about 0.02 percent). Mean reflectances were generated for the blue, green, red, and near-infrared (NIR) wavelength regions from the obtained canopy reflectance spectra by using either user-defined bandwidths or bandwidths defined for the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer, Thematic Mapper, and XMS (SPOT) sensors.

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    American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

    5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 210
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20814-2160
  • Authors:
    • Ramsey, E W
    • Jensen, J R
  • Publication Date: 1996-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00725703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1996 12:00AM