Assessment of urban extent and imperviousness of Cape Town using TerraSAR-X and Landsat images

@article{Klein2009AssessmentOU,
  title={Assessment of urban extent and imperviousness of Cape Town using TerraSAR-X and Landsat images},
  author={Doris Klein and Thomas Esch and Vitus Himmler and Michael Thiel and Stefan W. Dech},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={III-1051-III-1054}
}
The worldwide urban growth leads to an increase in impervious surface, which in turn has many negative consequences for the environment. For an assessment of these phenomena in this study first TerraSAR-X radar data are classified using a knowledge-based approach to detect the extent of urban areas. Subsequently within this area the percentage of… CONTINUE READING