Title

Coral Reef Change Detection Using Landsats 5 and 7: a Case Study Using Carysfort Reef in the Florida Keys

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2001.976570

Abstract

Landsats 5 and 7, with the Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) sensors provide the longest time series of satellite observations available for coastal researchers. A Mahalanobis distance classification was carried out to identify four benthic classes: "coral-dominated", "sand", "algae", and "substrate". The results were compared to an in situ database, which included transect and monitoring station data, as well as an aerial photograph.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), v. 2, p. 625-627

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