American Journal of Applied Sciences

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Using Red Edge Position Techniques

Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd Shafri, Mohamad Amran Mohd Salleh and Azadeh Ghiyamat

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2006.1864.1871

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 6

Pages 1864-1871

Abstract

Two red edge position (REP) techniques, Linear and Lagrangian, were applied on hyperspectral data acquired from the HyMap sensor for a forested area in Thetford Forest, UK. Red edge positions of different vegetation covers were extracted with the two approaches from the hyperspectral data. Based on the estimated REPs, the Linear and Lagrangian interpolation methods were compared with ground reference image to analyse different vegetation types and ages. Experimental results of both interpolation techniques indicate that the wavelength and reflectance of REP for younger plants (higher chlorophyll content) shift towards longer wavelength and of higher reflectance in comparison with older plants (lower chlorophyll content).

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© 2006 Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd Shafri, Mohamad Amran Mohd Salleh and Azadeh Ghiyamat. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.