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Best band combination for landslide studies in temperate environments


Ramli, Mohammad Firuz and Petley, Dave N. (2006) Best band combination for landslide studies in temperate environments. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27 (6). pp. 1219-1231. ISSN 0143-1161

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Multi-spectral imagery has great potential for the detection and delineation of landslides in temperate areas due to its ability to show changes in surface material properties. In this study, an assessment of the best band combination of the eleven-band Airborne Thematic Mapper (ATM) imagery for landslide studies was undertaken. The ATM composite image for Stonebarrow Hill in West Dorset, an area that is renowned for landslide activity, was assessed by comparing the image with a 1: 2000-scale geomorphological map compiled through ground mapping. A suggestion of the best band combination to be used under various conditions, such as in arable and pasture lands, heavily vegetated areas and shadow affected areas, is presented.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Atmospheric temperature
Subject: Geomorphology
Subject: Landslides
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
DOI Number: 10.1080/01431160500306740
Publisher: Informa plc
Keywords: Atmospheric temperature, Geomorphology, Imaging techniques, Landslides, Mapping, Multispectral scanners
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 12:58
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 15:09
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