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Anderson, LO, Shimabukuro, YE, Defries, RS, Morton, D (2005). Assessment of deforestation in near real time over the Brazilian Amazon using multitemporal fraction images derived from terra MODIS. IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, 2(3), 315-318.

Abstract
We present a methodology for rapidly assessing deforestation over the Amazon region needed for policy intervention. We use soil fraction images generated from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data at 250-m spatial resolution. Results showed reasonable agreement with higher resolution Landsat data (r(2) = 0.73) for our study area. MODIS data are promising for near real-time deforestation monitoring, previously not practical with Landsat data.

DOI:
10.1109/LGRS.2005.850364

ISSN:
1545-598X

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