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Pen Branch stream corridor and Delta Wetlands change assessment

By J.D. Blohm

Abstract

Airborne multispectral scanner data from 1987 to 1991 covering the Pen Branch corridor and delta at SRS were utilized to provide a detailed change detection analysis. The multispectral data were geo-referenced to a Universal Transverse Mercator projection using finite element registration. Each year was then classified into eleven different landcover categories, and the yearly changes in each landcover category were analyzed. The decrease in operations of K Reactor in 1988 has resulted in drying of the corridor and delta. This has led to the decline of nonpersistent vegetation and the increase of persistent vegetation. Cattails, willow, and bottomland hardwoods, in particular, have grown to dominate the corridor and most of the delta

Topics: Plants, Wetlands, Remote Sensing, Ecology, Drying, K Reactor, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Regional Analysis, Multispectral Scanners, Environmental Effects, Savannah River Plant, 54 Environmental Sciences, Ground Cover, Streams, Phenology
Publisher: EG and G Energy Measurements, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/125365
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