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Water observations from space: Mapping surface water from 25 years of Landsat imagery across Australia

Mueller, Norman; Lewis, Adam; Roberts, Dale; Ring, Steven; Melrose, R; Sixsmith, J; Lymburner, Leo; McIntyre, A; Tan, K P; Curnow, S; Ip, Alex


Following extreme flooding in eastern Australia in 2011, the Australian Government established a programme to improve access to flood information across Australia. As part of this, a project was undertaken to map the extent of surface water across Australia using the multi-decadal archive of Landsat satellite imagery. A water detection algorithm was used based on a decision tree classifier, and a comparison methodology using a logistic regression. This approach provided an understanding of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.11.003


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