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Abstract

A methodology for using Landsat TM images from different imaging dates for mapping European forest ecosystems is described. The methodology has been applied to a forested area in central Ireland. The multi-date images are first corrected for the effects of varying sun position, topography and atmospheric conditions. The imagery is classified using a database of pre-established spectral-phenological profiles for the different forest types. Classification accuracy compares favourably with existing ground inventory data. The radiometric correction successfully reduces variation in the spectral signatures caused by changes in topography and atmospheric conditions. This research is being carried out as part of the FIRS (Forest Information from Remote Sensing) programme at the JRC Ispra.

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Authors: MCCORMICK N, JRC Ispra (IT);KENNEDY P, JRC Ispra (IT);FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Symposium on Satellite Remote Sensing, Rome (IT), September 26-30, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38791 ORA
Record Number: 199510636 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en