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Satellite monitoring of urbanization in China for sustainable development: Final results
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geoinformatics.
2013 (English)In: European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, Volume 704 SP, 2013, European Space Agency, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The overall objectives of this research are to investigate spaceborne SAR data, optical data and fusion of SAR and optical data for urbanization monitoring in China, and to assess the impact of urbanization on the environment for sustainable development. Effective segmentation and classification methods for urban extent extraction and land cover mapping were developed. Several change detection algorithms and approaches using SAR and optical data were evaluated. Further, synergistic effects of multisensor SAR data as well as ASAR and HJ-1B data are examined. The results show that the developed methods were effective for urban extent extraction, land cover mapping and change detection. The fusion of multisensor spaceborne SAR as well as fusion of ASAR and HJ-1 data were beneficial for urban land cover mapping. The spatiotemporal patterns of urbanization in China were analyzed. The results show that rapid urbanization in Yangtze River Delta, Jingjinji and Pearl River Delta has a significant impact on the environment in terms of landscape fragmentation and ecosystem services.

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European Space Agency, 2013.
, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, ISSN 0379-6566 ; 704 SP
Keyword [en]
Change detection algorithms, Classification methods, Impact on the environment, Landscape fragmentation, Satellite monitoring, Spatiotemporal patterns, Urban land cover mappings, Yangtze river delta
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Remote Sensing
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143850ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84892755840OAI: diva2:712296
Dragon 2 Final Results and Dragon 3 Kick-Off Symposium; Beijing; China; 25 June 2012 through 29 June 2012

QC 20140414. QC 20160314

Available from: 2014-04-14 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2016-03-14Bibliographically approved

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