Assessment of wetland productive capacity from a remote-sensing-based model - A NASA/NMFS joint research projectNASA and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service have undertaken the development of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) technology for the evaluation of the usefulness of wetlands to estuarine fish and shellfish production. Toward this end, a remote sensing-based Productive Capacity model has been developed which characterizes the biological and hydrographic features of a Gulf Coast Marsh to predict detrital export. Regression analyses of TM simulator data for wetland plant production estimation are noted to more accurately estimate the percent of total vegetative cover than biomass, indicating that a nonlinear relationship may be involved.
Butera, M. K. (NASA National Space Technology Labs. Bay Saint Louis, MS, United States)
Frick, A. L. (NASA National Space Technology Laboratories, Earth Resources Laboratory, Bay St. Louis MS, United States)
Browder, J. (National Marine Fisheries Service Miami, FL, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1983
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Meeting: 1983 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS ''83)