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In the frame of the joint ESA-EC TREES project, ERS-1 SAR data over a test site in West Africa are evaluated on their information content for mapping tropical forest ecosystems. The feasibility of forest/non-forest discrimination using mono- and multi-temporal ERS-1 SAR data at a high pixel spacing (25 m) is investigated using a supervised classification methodology on selected target areas extracted from the imagery. An assessment of the optical acquisition period and number of acquisitions is also undertaken for this specific geographical area.

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Authors: CONWAY J A, JRC Ispra (IT);LEYSEN M, JRC Ispra (IT);SIEBER A J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Second ERS-1 Symposium, Hamburg (DE), October 11-14, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38029 ORA
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