Delineation of inundated area and vegetation along the Amazon floodplain with the SIR-C synthetic aperture radar

  title={Delineation of inundated area and vegetation along the Amazon floodplain with the SIR-C synthetic aperture radar},
  author={Laura Hess and John Melack and Solange Filoso and Yong Wang},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
AbstruclFloodplain inundation and vegetation along the Negro and Amazon rivers near Manaus, Brazil were accurately delineated using multi-frequency, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from the April and October 1994 SIR-C missions. A decision-tree model was used to formulate rules for a supervised classification into five categories: water, clearing (pasture), aquatic macrophyte (floating meadow), nonflooded forest, and flooded forest. Classified images were produced and tested… CONTINUE READING
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