Remote sensing and biome discrimination in the arid and semiarid regions of Southwestern Africa Academic Article uri icon


  • The objective of the study is to demonstrate the applicability of a technique developed for monitoring and classifying drought-vegetation environments of the US Southern High Plains (Mohler et al., 1986) for establishment of ecosystem baselines for global change research. The study site is in southern Africa and encompasses the Namib and Kalahari deserts. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data are the primary data source; manned-orbital medium format photography as acquired during Space Shuttle missions is used for the verification of AVHRR data quality and as an aid in interpretation of AVHRR-based classification maps of the area. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Geocarto International

author list (cited authors)

  • Mohler, R., Wilkinson, M. J., Giardino, J. R., & Nellis, M. D.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Mohler, Robert RJ||Wilkinson, M Justin||Giardino, John R||Nellis, M Duane

publication date

  • January 1993