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Can remote sensing be used to map vegetation and monitor community change in Antarctica?

Australian Antarctic Data Centre
ROBINSON, SHARON ; TURNBULL, JOHANNA ; BRADNER, SUSAN ; FYFE, SUE
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Brief description

This dataset consists of Hyperion satellite imagery, as well as GPS ground truthing of vegetation quadrats.

The aims of this project were:
1. to produce a spectral library of the major subantarctic terrestrial plant species and community types from ground spectroradiometery measurements .
2. to use the spectral library to assist in classification of vegetation communities.

File: 2392HI2003_04 Vegetation Survey Data.xls

Table of vegetation data collected from Heard Island in the summer of 2003-2004 by Johanna Turnbull. Areas surveyed were Paddick Valley, Fairchild Beach, Dovers Moraine and Skua Beach. Ten 1x1 m quadrats were sampled with each 30x30 m site surveyed. Quadrats were selected haphazardly. Numbers are given as percentage cover of each species, averaged out over the ten sampled quadrats, unless otherwise stated.

The Codes used for species/ground cover types and vegetation communities/associations can be found in sheet 2 of the excel file, called 'vegetation codes'. They are also listed below:

Vegetation - Species/Ground Cover Types
Code - Species/ground cover types
AM - Acaena magellanica
AS - Azorella selago
CA - Callitriche
CA w/ H2O - Callitriche in water
CO - Colobanthus sp.
DE - Deschampsia
G - Gravel
L - Lichen
LI - Liverwort
M - Moss/Bryophytes
MO - Montia fontana
PA - Pringlea antiscorbutica
PAN - Poa annua
PC - Poa cookii
PK - Poa kuerguelensis
PK/PC - P. kerguelensis / P. cookii Hybrid
R - rock
S - sand / soil
W - Water


Vegetation - Communities / Associations
Code - Community
DCC - Closed Cushionfield
DCC w/ Aceana - Closed Cushionfield with Aceana
DCC/H - Closed Cushionfield/Herbfield
DCC/H/T - Cushionfield/Herbfield/Tussock
FF - Fellfield
H - Herbfield
MF - Mossfield
PC/M - Pool Complex/Meadow
PCC - Open Cushionfield
PCC/MF - Open Cushionfield/Mossfield
SM - Mire/Flush/Meadow
SM/PCC - Mire/Flush/Open Cushionfield
THD - Tussock with Cushionfield/Herbfield

Issued: 2003-12-02

Data time period: 2003-03-17 to 2003-03-17

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73.57,-53.08

158.965,-54.48 158.965,-54.79 158.76,-54.79 158.76,-54.48 158.965,-54.48

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