Retrieving land cover information from MERIS and MODIS data: A comparative study for landscape characterization in Portugal

Hugo Carrão, Pedro Sarmento, António Araùjo, Mário Caetano

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Abstract

This is a preliminary study in the framework of an ongoing research work that aims at comparing the aptitude of MERIS and MODIS images for land cover mapping at regional scale. Overall and per class accuracies achieved with a Maximum Likelihood classification of MODIS and MERIS images acquired during August 2005, are used as a measurement of their adequacy for land cover characterization in Portugal. Attained results show that differences in spatial and spectral resolutions of used images do not produce overly disparities in land cover classes' discrimination. Still, the separation between such numerous land cover classes is hampered by landscape fragmentation of the territory at such spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007
PublisherIEEE
Pages1271-1274
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424412129, 9781424412129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 200728 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/06/0728/06/07

Keywords

  • Land cover classification
  • MERIS
  • MODIS
  • Portugal

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    Carrão, H., Sarmento, P., Araùjo, A., & Caetano, M. (2007). Retrieving land cover information from MERIS and MODIS data: A comparative study for landscape characterization in Portugal. In 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2007 (pp. 1271-1274). [4423037] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423037