(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1994)

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Derivation of vegetative variables from a LANDSAT TM image for modelling soil erosion

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A study was carried out to assess the potential use of satellite thematic mapper (TM) images to produce maps of vegetation-related variables for erosion modelling. In a Mediterranean study area in southern France (Ardèche) the (semi-)natural vegetation was described at 33 field plots using four quantitative methods. After radiometric correction of the image, the spectral TM bands were processed following three different methods. A conclusion is that a balance has to be found between the more accurate, but time-consuming field surveys to gather information on erosion-controlling factors and a loss of accuracy with the use of quick remote sensing methods


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1994, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 165-178]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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