On the feasibility of diachronic regression estimators with ground survey and Landsat TM data

Author: Gallego, F. J.

Source: International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 19, Number 8, 1998 , pp. 1621-1625(5)

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd

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Abstract:

A paper by Gonzalez-Alonso et al . (1997) presents a regression estimator with excellent relative efficiency values to estimate the area of barley in an intensive agricultural area in Lleida (Catalonia, Spain) using 1994 ground survey data and a 1993 Landsat TM classified image. The paper concludes that the regression estimator can be efficiently applied with ground data from the current year and a classified satellite image from a previous year. If these conclusions are applicable to large areas, using the same classified image for several years would greatly increase the cost-efficiency of the regression estimator. This Letter evaluates the suitability of the method in other areas of Spain.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014311698215397

Publication date: May 20, 1998

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