Journal article

Land cover characterization of Temperate East Asia using multi-temporal VEGETATION sensor data

SH Boles, XM Xiao, JY Liu, QY Zhang, S Munkhtuya, SQ Chen, D Ojima

REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2004

Abstract

Temperate East Asia (TEA) is characterized by diverse land cover types, including forest and agricultural lands, one of the world's largest temperate grasslands, and extensive desert and barren landscapes. In this paper, we explored the potential of SPOT-4 VEGETATION (VGT) data for the classification of land cover types in TEA. An unsupervised classification was performed using multi-temporal (March-November 2000) VGT-derived spectral indices (Land Surface Water Index [LSWI] and Enhanced Vegetation Index [EVI]) to generate a land cover map of TEA (called VGT-TEA). Land cover classes from VGT-TEA were aggregated to broad, general class types, and then compared and validated with classificatio..

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