AHS2005: The 2005 airborne imaging spectroscopy campaign in the Millingerwaard, the Netherlands

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The Millingerwaard was one of the first nature rehabilitation projects for river floodplains in the Netherlands. It therefore serves as an example project for other floodplain rehabilitation projects. As a consequence a lot of effort has been put in monitoring the vegetation succession in the floodplain. To stimulate the development of a heterogeneous landscape, a low grazing density of 1 animal (e.g., Galloway, Koniks) per 2-4 ha has been chosen. This density allows grazing whole year round and also development of forest is possible. The surface area of water changes over the year. During high floods, the whole floodplain except for the higher parts of the river dunes is flooded. This report describes the field and airborne data acquired during the AHS2005 imaging spectroscopy campaign in the Millingerwaard floodplain during the summer of 2005. The campaign is part of a research line that explores the use of hyperspectral sensors to retrieve biochemical and biophysical variables as input for ecological models using an integrated approach
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameCGI Report / Wageningen University, Centre for Geo-Information
PublisherWageningen UR
ISSN (Print)1568-1874


  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • vegetation
  • monitoring
  • remote sensing
  • river forelands
  • nature development
  • gelderland
  • gelderse poort

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