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Creating Landscape-Scale Maps of Coral Reef Cover for Marine Reserve Management from High-Resolution Multispectral Remote Sensing

Mishra, Deepak R.; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Relles, Noelle J.. 2012 Creating Landscape-Scale Maps of Coral Reef Cover for Marine Reserve Management from High-Resolution Multispectral Remote Sensing. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 49 (2). 251-274. 10.2747/1548-1603.49.2.251

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Abstract/Summary

New methods are needed for the study of coral reefs, as they are changing rapidly. Satellite remote sensing has become a common method for benthic mapping with advances in satellites and sensors and as methods are devised to account for atmospheric and water-column effects. Images from the QuickBird satellite have proven useful in reef mapping. Sand was distinguished from coral with an overall accuracy of 75% on the shallow reef off of the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Coral and sand had user accuracies of 50% and 90%, respectively. Increased samples of field-collected data would further increase the accuracies of such classifications.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.2747/1548-1603.49.2.251
Programmes: NOC Programmes
ISSN: 15481603
Date made live: 13 Apr 2012 15:46 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/437019

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