RS-land cover based environmental monitoring in Europe progress report on the applicability of NOAA-AVHRR 1-km data for small scale land cover mapping; final report part 1

C.A. Mücher, J.G. Veldkamp, V.F. van Katwijk, G.J.A. Nieuwenhuis, R.J. van de Velde

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    Abstract

    The multispectral and multitemporal classification approach of AVHRR data on specific dates was studied for land cover mapping on a continental scale. Major conclusions are: decision keys must be developed that exploit both the use of multitemporal composites and multispectral data; the current classification distinguishes only main land cover types; due to mixed pixels the content of an AVHRR-derived land cover class can differ substantially over Europe. The main advantage of remote sensing over statistical surveys is its high spatial detail and consistent quality in land cover; the main disadvantage is the absence of specific classes.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Place of PublicationDelft
    PublisherBCRS
    Number of pages103
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Publication series

    NameNRSP-2
    No.96-11

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    Mücher, C. A., Veldkamp, J. G., van Katwijk, V. F., Nieuwenhuis, G. J. A., & van de Velde, R. J. (1996). RS-land cover based environmental monitoring in Europe progress report on the applicability of NOAA-AVHRR 1-km data for small scale land cover mapping; final report part 1. (NRSP-2; No. 96-11). Delft: BCRS.