Mapping Forested Wetland Conditions from Landsat


The Forest and Wetland Ecohydrology Lab in the School of Renewable Natural Resources has developed a cypress-tupelo classification for deltaic Louisiana, excluding the Atchafalaya Basin. The classification is based on principle components of reflectance of multiple-image stacks.

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Download the paper in Wetlands describing the work.

Cypress-tupelo classification
Full canopy - dark green
Intermediate - turquoise
Degraded - yellow
Degraded - purple

Cypress-tupelo classification overlaid on
Landsat false color bands 452 



Comparison of digital orthophoto and classified image
 along north Lake Verret



Last revised 6 Mar 2015





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