Mangrove Canopy Cover - Annual
Annual summary of Fractional Cover and WOfS
Leo Lymburner, Peter Bunting, Richard Lucas, Peter Scarth, Imam Alam, Claire Phillips, Catherine Ticehurst, Alex Held
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The mangrove canopy cover product provides valuable information about the extent and canopy density of mangroves for each year between 1987 and 2016 for the entire Australian coastline. The canopy cover classes are 20-50% (pale green), 50-80% (mid green), 80-100% (dark green). The product consists of a sequence (one per year) of 25 meter resolution maps that are generated by analysing the Landsat fractional cover (https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.94250.v1) developed by the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program and the Global Mangrove Watch layers (https://doi.org/10.1071/MF13177) developed by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Scarth, P., Roder, A. and Schmidt, M., 2010. Tracking grazing pressure and climate interaction - the role of Landsat fractional cover in time series analysis, Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Conference, viewed 4 January 2011, www.scribd.com/doc/37455672/15arspc-Submission-140. Schmidt, M., Denham, R. and Scarth, P., 2010. Fractional ground cover monitoring of pastures and agricultural areas in Queensland, Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Conference, viewed 4 January 2011, www.scribd.com/doc/37455826/15arspc-Submission-119. N. Mueller, A. Lewis, D. Roberts, S. Ring, R. Melrose, J. Sixsmith, L. Lymburner, A. McIntyre, P. Tan, S. Curnow, A. Ip, Water observations from space: Mapping surface water from 25 years of Landsat imagery across Australia, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 174, 1 March 2016, Pages 341-352, ISSN 0034-4257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.11.003. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425715301929).
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Landsat data is provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) through direct reception of the data at Geoscience Australias satellite reception facility or download. The fractional cover algorithm was developed by the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (JRSRP) and is described in Scarth et al. (2010). While originally calibrated in Queensland, a large collaborative effort between The Department of Agriculture & ABARES and State and Territory governments to collect additional calibration data has enabled the calibration to extend to the entire Australian continent. FC_25 was made possible by new scientific and technical capabilities, the collaborative framework established by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), and collaborative effort between state and Commonwealth governments. This product is the result of a collaboration between Geoscience Australia, the University of Aberyswyth, CSIRO, the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. WOfS is being developed in parallel with the National Flood Studies Database system which wil provide Flood Study documentation and reports to a wide range of users.
Section Leader, Operations Section, NEMO, Geoscience Australia
Version 1.0.0, July 2018