Wetland Mapping with Multitemporal Sentinel Radar Remote Sensing in the Southeast Region of Brazil

J. B.G. Salinas, M. K.P. Eggerth, M. E. Miller, R. R.B. Meza, J. T.A. Chacaltana, J. R. Acuna, G. F. Barroso

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Abstract

A classification method with multi-temporal images of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) combined with Geographic information system, geoinformation data, and field validation, was applied for wetland mapping accuracy and typology. Wetland mapping is vital for management and conservation, particularly under environmental pressures such as wetland drainage and land reclamation. The aim of this study is to develop an accurate mapping of wetlands and open water systems of the Lower Doce River Valley - LDRV (Southeastern Brazil) with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery, using multitemporal classification techniques and ground truth validation. Sentinel-1B SAR imagery from 2016 and 2019 was processed with Google Earth Engine (GEE). Monthly median imagery condition for the rainy season was obtained and K-means unsupervised classification was applied. The study yields 4,157 wetlands, 262.27 km2 with predominant small patches. Fieldwork revealed three main wetlands categories: coastal wetlands, inland wetlands and artificial wetlands. The results have shown an overall accuracy of 81.9% and a Kappa coefficient of 0.71. Wetlands, non-wetlands, and open waters classes present accuracy of 50, 80 and 95%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS and ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference, LAGIRS 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages669-674
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728143507
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS and ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference, LAGIRS 2020 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 21 Mar 202026 Mar 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS and ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference, LAGIRS 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS and ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference, LAGIRS 2020
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period21/03/2026/03/20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thanks CAPES (Federal Agency for Graduate Capacity Building) for scholarships and PROAP-UFES for the financial support financial support for fieldwork. We also want to thanks Dr. Fábio Pavan Piccolli (LABESUL) for his support in the field.

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Multitemporal
  • SAR
  • Sentinel-1
  • Wetlands

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