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An Initial Analysis of LANDSAT-4 Thematic Mapper Data for the Discrimination of Agricultural, Forested Wetlands, and Urban Land CoverThe capabilities of TM data for discriminating land covers within three particular cultural and ecological realms was assessed. The agricultural investigation in Poinsett County, Arkansas illustrates that TM data can successfully be used to discriminate a variety of crop cover types within the study area. The single-date TM classification produced results that were significantly better than those developed from multitemporal MSS data. For the Reelfoot Lake area of Tennessee TM data, processed using unsupervised signature development techniques, produced a detailed classification of forested wetlands with excellent accuracy. Even in a small city of approximately 15,000 people (Union City, Tennessee). TM data can successfully be used to spectrally distinguish specific urban classes. Furthermore, the principal components analysis evaluation of the data shows that through photointerpretation, it is possible to distinguish individual buildings and roof responses with the TM.
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Conference Paper
Quattrochi, D. A.
(NASA Earth Resources Lab. Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
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Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center LANDSAT-4 Sci. Characterization Early Results, Vol. 4
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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