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Enumeration of prairie wetlands with Landsat and aircraft dataA method is described for estimating wetland abundance in the 700,000 sq km prairie pothole region of North America. A double sampling procedure is described, incorporating the use of high resolution aircraft imagery, capable of delineating ponds as small as 5 m across, as a means of adjusting the count of surface water features derived from the low-resolution Landsat census over a 38,876 sq km area in east-central North Dakota. The regression expansion formula used to estimate the actual number of total wetlands is also presented.
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Gilmer, D. S.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Jamestown, N. Dak., United States)
Work, E. A., Jr.
(Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Jamestown, ND, United States)
Colwell, J. E.
(Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Jamestown, ND, United States)
Rebel, D. L.
(Michigan, Environmental Research Institute, Ann Arbor Mich., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume: 46
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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