Satellite Based Spectral Signatures of Coastal Wetlands and Mangrove Vegetation of Kasaragod, India
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Mohammed-Aslam M. A.
The coastal wetlands form an important component of coastal ecosystem and
is subjected to human interventions. Majority of the wetlands located at the coastal
tracts are characterized by dense mangrove covers. Due to the complex environment
and fragile nature of these systems, they are listed among the most threatened resources.
Increased awareness and planned plantation activities have shown good tendencies with
the objectives of conservations of mangroves in Kasaragod. Application of satellite
remote sensing techniques is found to be very effective in delineating the mangroves
systems, which provides vital information for best management practices. Satellite data
has been employed in the present investigation to characterize the land cover features
and retrieving the spectral responses of wetland vegetations of coastal regions of
Kasaragod. The outcome of study suggests the best methodology for mangrove
vegetation analysis and provides systematic approach for the conservation and
management of the wetland vegetation of Kasaragod.
Conservation, Kasaragod, management, remote sensing, salt tolerant
Department of Geology, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India.