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Landsat analysis of tropical forest succession employing a terrain modelLandsat multispectral scanner (MSS) data have yielded a dual classification of rain forest and shadow in an analysis of a semi-deciduous forest on Mindonoro Island, Philippines. Both a spatial terrain model, using a fifth side polynomial trend surface analysis for quantitatively estimating the general spatial variation in the data set, and a spectral terrain model, based on the MSS data, have been set up. A discriminant analysis, using both sets of data, has suggested that shadowing effects may be due primarily to local variations in the spectral regions and can therefore be compensated for through the decomposition of the spatial variation in both elevation and MSS data.
Document ID
19810039265
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Barringer, T. H. (Pennsylvania, University Philadelphia, Pa., United States)
Robinson, V. B. (Pennsylvania Univ. Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Coiner, J. C. (Hunter College New York, N.Y., United States)
Bruce, R. C. (University of the Philippines Quezon City, Philippines)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Meeting Information
International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment(San Jose)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-5325
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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