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Late Seral Forest Classification Using ETM+ Remote Sensing Imagery for the Eastern Cascades


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2010-08-13 11:46:26
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2010-08-13 11:51:01


To conserve the Earth's most extraordinary expressions of temperate biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), USA, the mapping of late seral (old and mature) conifer forests plays a critical role. For this paper, we define old conifer forests as >150 years and mature conifer forest between 50 and 150 years. We offer a new Optimal Iterative Unsupervised Classification (OIUC) procedure for mapping late seral conifer forests over an eight-ecoregion area. The key steps of the OIUC classification were: (1) fully using the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) 15 m panchromatic channel merged with other 30 m bands 3 and 5 to make a pan-sharpened false color composite for high resolution image interpretation; (2) splitting the [...]


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