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A method for vegetation stratification using scale-related, vegetation-enhanced satellite imagery

R. H. Westfall, O. G. Malan
Bothalia | Vol 16, No 2 | a1100 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v16i2.1100 | © 1986 R. H. Westfall, O. G. Malan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 October 1986 | Published: 28 October 1986

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R. H. Westfall, Botanical Research Institute. Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, South Africa
O. G. Malan, National Physical Research Laboratories, South Africa

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Abstract

A method for visual vegetation stratification and pattern refinement, using scale-related, vegetation-enhanced satellite imagery, is described. The method simplifies colour assignment, facilitates accurate vegetation mapping and could lead to balanced floristic classifications.


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Landsat. Munsell parameters. South Africa; stratification; Transvaal; vegetation

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