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1 May 2011 Remote Sensing of Wetlands: Case Studies Comparing Practical Techniques
Victor Klemas
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To plan for wetland protection and sensible coastal development, scientists and managers need to monitor the changes in coastal wetlands as the sea level continues to rise and the coastal population keeps expanding. Advances in sensor design and data analysis techniques are making remote sensing systems practical and attractive for monitoring natural and man-induced wetland changes. The objective of this paper is to review and compare wetland remote sensing techniques that are cost-effective and practical and to illustrate their use through two case studies. The results of the case studies show that analysis of satellite and aircraft imagery, combined with on-the-ground observations, allows researchers to effectively determine long-term trends and short-term changes of wetland vegetation and hydrology.

Victor Klemas "Remote Sensing of Wetlands: Case Studies Comparing Practical Techniques," Journal of Coastal Research 27(3), 418-427, (1 May 2011).
Received: 16 November 2010; Accepted: 19 December 2010; Published: 1 May 2011
coastal ecosystems
remote sensor comparison
Sea level rise
wetland case studies
Wetland remote sensing
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