Liu, X, Kafatos, M (2007). MISR multi-angular spectral remote sensing for temperate forest mapping at 1.1-km resolution. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 28(2-Jan), 459-464.
d Accurate information about temperate forest distribution and extent is important to quantify the carbon sink in the northern temperate forest. While Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spect to radiometer (MODIS) multi-temporal spectral information has been extensively studied for this purpose, it has not been fully studied whether Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) information is helpful for temperate forest mapping at 1.1-km resolution. This Letter addresses the potential use of 1.1-km multi-angular MISR data to improve temperate forest mapping based on a study area in eastern USA. Classification accuracy using nadir-only MISR data is compared with results derived from the combined use of some off-nadir MISR data. The results show a substantial increase in forest mapping accuracy when off-nadir spectral measurements are used.