Detecting and mapping vegetation distribution on the Antarctic Peninsula from remote sensing data

@article{Fretwell2010DetectingAM,
  title={Detecting and mapping vegetation distribution on the Antarctic Peninsula from remote sensing data},
  author={Peter Fretwell and P Convey and Andrew H. Fleming and Helen J. Peat and Kevin A. Hughes},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={273-281}
}
We present the first regional map of vegetation of anywhere on the Antarctic continent based on remote sensing (RS) data. We have used a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) for the examination of Landsat ETM data on the Antarctic Peninsula. The results show that 44.6 km2 (0.086%) of the study area (74,468 km2) is classed with a probability of vegetation of over 50%. The NDVI analysis is ground-truthed against vegetation surveys in Ryder Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula, and the results… CONTINUE READING
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