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Landsat TM data and potential feeding grounds for threatened marine turtle species in northern Australia

Menges, CH, Hill, GJE and Ahmad, W (1998). Landsat TM data and potential feeding grounds for threatened marine turtle species in northern Australia. International Journal of Remote Sensing,19(6):1207-1221.

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Title Landsat TM data and potential feeding grounds for threatened marine turtle species in northern Australia
Author Menges, CH
Hill, GJE
Ahmad, W
Journal Name International Journal of Remote Sensing
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 19
Issue Number 6
ISSN 1366-5901   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0032053334
Start Page 1207
End Page 1221
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Taylor & Francis
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Inshore reefs located on the coastline of northern Australia are foraging grounds for several threatened species of sea turtle which feed on brown algae present on the reef flat. Using Landsat TM visible bands, an iterative digital image classification is used to delineate the major reef flat zones. In addition, TM band 4 is used to assist in the identification of algal growth, showing that this band can successfully separate substrate types up to a depth of 35cm in clear calm water. The classification results reveal that the TM data have the potential to identify crucial turtle feeding grounds along the vast coastline of northern Australia.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014311698215694   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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