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International Journal of Remote Sensing rP Fo ee Differentiation of Semi Arid Vegetation Types based on Multi Angular Observations from MISR and MODIS Manuscript ID Manuscript Type Research Letter n a Su Lihong Montclair State University Earth Environmental Studies Chopping Mark Montclair State University Department of Earth and Environmental Studies Rango Albert USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range Martonchik John NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Peters Debra USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range w ie Complete List of Authors TRES LET 2006 0032 R1 ev Date Submitted by the Author International Journal of Remote Sensing rR Journal Keywords user defined On Keywords BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE CLASSIFICATION SEMI ARID LAND VEGETATION ly http mc manuscriptcentral com tres Email IJRS Administrator Dundee ac uk Page 1 of 12 Differentiation of Semi Arid Vegetation Types based on Multi Angular Observations from MISR and MODIS LIHONG SU 1 MARK J CHOPPING 1 ALBERT RANGO 2 JOHN V MARTONCHIK 3 DEBRA P C PETERS 2 rP Fo 1 Department of Earth and Environmental Studies Montclair State University Montclair New Jersey 07043 2 USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA 3 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena California 91109 USA Abstract rR ee Mapping accurately vegetation type is one of the main challenges for monitoring arid and ev semi arid grasslands with remote sensing The multi angle approach has been demonstrated to be useful for mapping vegetation types in deserts The paper presents a ie study on the use of directional reflectance derived from two sensor systems using two w different models to analyse the data and two different classifiers as a means of mapping On vegetation types The Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer MISR and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer MODIS provide multi spectral and angular ly 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49



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