publication . Article . 2007

multi temporal assessment of selective logging in the brazilian amazon using landsat data

E. A. T. Matricardi; D. L. Skole; M. A. Cochrane; M. Pedlowski; W. Chomentowski;
  • Published: 10 Jan 2007 Journal: International Journal of Remote Sensing, volume 28, pages 63-82 (issn: 0143-1161, eissn: 1366-5901, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Large-scale selective logging is a relatively new activity in the Amazon and its full consequences have yet to be evaluated. Impacts by selective logging alone have been estimated to increase approximately 4-7% of the annual carbon release from deforestation. In this research, visual interpretation and semi-automated remote sensing techniques were applied to identify and map areas of selective logging in tropical terra firme (upland) forests together with the correlated multi-annual measurement results for 1992, 1996, and 1999, for the Brazilian Amazon. The research results indicate that selective logging is rapidly increasing in both intensity (regional) and ar...
free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Visual interpretation, Forestry, Protected area, Amazon basin, Logging, Environmental science, Deforestation, Amazon rainforest, Cartography, Tropics
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