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Mapping Deforestation and Land Use in Amazon Rainforest Using SAR-C ImageryLand use changes and deforestation in tropical rainforests are among the major factors affecting the overall function of the global environment. To routinely assess the spatial extend and temporal dynamics of these changes has become an important challenge in several scientific disciplines such as climate and environmental studies. In this paper, the feasibility of using polarimetric spaceborne SAR data in mapping land cover types in the Amazon is studied.
Document ID
20060036086
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Saatchi, Sasan S.
Soares, Joao Vianei
Alves, Diogenes Salas
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1996
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
SAR-C Imagery Amazon Rainforest Land Use Deforestation X-SAR