|Article name||ESTIMATES OF CHANGES OF STRUCTURAL PARAMETERS OF FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN DECODING HIGH RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGES|
Yuri F. Rozhkov, PhD, Deputy Director of the State Nature Reserve" Olekminsky"; 678100, Olekminsk, st. Filatova, 6; e-mail: email@example.com
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Rozhkov Yu.F., Kondakova M.Yu. 2016. Estimates of changes of structural parameters of forest ecosystems in decoding high resolution satellite images. Nature Conservation Research 1(1): 98–107. http://dx.doi.org/10.24189/ncr.2016.008
Aim of this study was to assess the possibility of using of the parameter of symmetry of pixel distribution in the forest condition monitoring. Multispectral satellite imagery and their fragments of high and medium resolution (Landsat TM/ЕТМ+, Aster, Spot, IRS), which have been made in 1995–2011, were processed in two stages. At the first stage, uncontrolled classification has been carried out using the method ISODATA (Iterative Self-Organizing Data Analysis Technigue). At the second stage, parameter of symmetry of pixel distribution was calculated. The results of classification were divided into two halves. Classes with lower optical density of the reflected light were concentrated in the upper half while classes with higher optical density of the reflected light were concentrated in the bottom half.
classification ISODATA, interpretation of satellite images, the symmetry of pixel distribution
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