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Using ALOS/PALSAR and RADARSAT-2 to Map Land Cover and Seasonal Inundation in the Brazilian Pantanal Teresa Evans ([email protected]), Maycira Costa ([email protected]) University of Victoria, Department of Geography, SPECTRAL Laboratory. Study Area – The Brazilian Pantanal. Importance, threats….

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Using ALOS/PALSAR and RADARSAT-2 to Map Land Cover and Seasonal Inundation in the Brazilian Pantanal

Teresa Evans ([email protected]), Maycira Costa ([email protected])

University of Victoria, Department of Geography, SPECTRAL Laboratory

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Level 1

Overall Accuracy ~ 81%

Highest degree of confusion between Savanna class and both Forest, and Grasslands/Agriculture due the high degree of cross-over between classes

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Level 2

The first temporal flood distribution data of the entire Pantanal over one hydrological cycle

current research new and improved
Current research...(new and improved!)

Fine spatial resolution 12.5m L and C-band dual-season for Nhecolândia sub-region;

Additional dates and addition of dual-season 50m for coarse resolution Pantanal flood analysis for 100m

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Will be used for:1) ongoing local habitat studies in the region (marsh deer, jaguar)2) Baseline data for monitoring3) Important information to aid in defining conservation areas

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Acknowledgements

Ancillary Data

SAR Imagery

FUNDING!

Questions?

FOR MORE INFORMATION…

Contact me (Teresa Evans)

email: [email protected]

Or visit my website:

http://mapping.uvic.ca/spectral/our_people/t_evans

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