Remotely monitoring Great Lakes coastal wetlands with mutli-temporal SAR, and mutli-spectral data

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Wetland monitoring in the Great Lakes coastal areas is needed for assessment of overall health of the Great Lakes basin. Methods were developed that were robust yet costefficient and implementable. The methods rely on satellite imagery for mapping wetland type, adjacent land use, wetland extent and inundation extent. The best method for mapping wetland type and adjacent land use was a fusion of data from multiple SAR sensors (JERS, ERS, Radarsat-I) and Landsat. This data fusion allows for the unique SAR and optical/IR information to be integrated for improved mapping capabilities.

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© 2008 IEEE. Publisher's version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4778886

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IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium