Performance of vegetation indices from Landsat time series in deforestation monitoring

@article{Schultz2016PerformanceOV,
  title={Performance of vegetation indices from Landsat time series in deforestation monitoring},
  author={Michael Schultz and Jan G. P. W. Clevers and Sarah Carter and Jan Verbesselt and Valerio Avitabile and Hien Vu Quang and Martin Herold},
  journal={Int. J. Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={318-327}
}
The performance of Landsat time series (LTS) of eight vegetation indices (VIs) was assessed for monitoring deforestation across the tropics. Three sites were selected based on differing remote sensing observation frequencies, deforestation drivers and environmental factors. The LTS of each VI was analysed using the Breaks For Additive Season and Trend (BFAST) Monitor method to identify deforestation. A robust reference database was used to evaluate the performance regarding spatial accuracy… CONTINUE READING