Remote sensing of salt-marsh ecogeomorphology


Journal Article

This contribution evaluates the accuracy of salt-marsh vegetation classifications obtained from remote sensing observations with specific application to the Lagoon of Venice (Italy). Observation and classification schemes are evaluated on the basis of several applications including the use of 3 airborne hyperspectral sensors (ROSIS; CASI; MIVIS) and 2 satellite multispectral sensors (IKONOS; QuickBird). We show that spatiallydetailed and quantitatively reliable vegetation maps may be derived from remote sensing in tidal environments through unsupervised and supervised algorithms. Statistical analyses applied to the vegetation maps obtained allowed the quantitative characterization of vegetation biodiversity distributions.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Belluco, E; Camuffo, M; Ferrari, S; Modenese, L; Silvestri, S; Marani, A; Marani, M

Published Date

  • November 1, 2006

Published In

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0379-6566

Citation Source

  • Scopus