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Satellite-derived vegetation indices applied to semi-arid shrublands in Australia

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

O'NEIL, A.L.
University of Wollongong, Australie


Description :
In this study, a semi-arid shrubland in western New South Wales was used to test a number of vegetation indices developed from Landsat Thematic Mapper sensor data. Vegetation cover varied from a mean of 22% in mid-summer to a mean of 78% in mid-winter. There was no significant relationship between the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and summer vegetation cover, though there was a significant relationship with total vegetation cover in winter. The Landsat Thematic Mapper vegetation indices most useful for monitoring vegetation in this semi-arid region are the Stress Related Index and the Australian Arid Rangelands Index.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Australian Geographer, issn : 0004-9182, 1996, vol. 27, n°. 2, p. 185-199, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 44 ref.

Date :
1996

Editeur :
Pays édition : Australie, Sydney, Geographical Society of New South Wales

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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