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Hüttich, C., Herold, M., Strohbach, B.J. and Dech, S. 2011. Integrating in-situ, Landsat, and MODIS data for mapping in Southern African savannas: experiences of LCCS-based land-cover mapping in the Kalahari in Namibia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 176(1-4): 531-547


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Integrating in-situ, Landsat, and MODIS data for mapping in Southern African savannas: experiences of LCCS-based land-cover mapping in the Kalahari in Namibia.

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Integrated ecosystem assessment initiatives are important steps towards a global biodiversity observing system. Reliable earth observation data are key information for tracking biodiversity change on various scales. Regarding the establishment of standardized environmental observation systems, a key question is: What can be observed on each scale and how can land cover information be transferred? In this study, a land cover map from a dry semi-arid savanna ecosystem in Namibia was obtained based on the UN LCCS, in-situ data, and MODIS and Landsat satellite imagery. Keywords: harmonization, standardization, time series, random forest, remote sensing, phenology.

Year: 2011

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/8274n71420g2t2ww/


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