Canadian Forest Service Publications

Large-area forest structure change detection: an example. 2002. Franklin, S.E.; Lavigne, M.B.; Wulder, M.A.; McCaffrey, T.M. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 28(4): 588-592.

Year: 2002

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 21233

Language: English

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Abstract

We used the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) enhanced wetness difference index (EWDI) to detect forest changes in the Fundy Model Forest, a large, multi-jurisdictional forest management unit in southeastern New Brunswick. The average annual change on the landscape was approximately 3068 ha over a 15 year interval (1984-1999). The estimate of total change (almost 50 000 ha) as a percentage of the total Fundy Model Forest available productive forest land (approximately 240 000 ha) translates into a rate of change of approximately 1.3% annually.

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