Coastal Land-Cover Data Derived from Landsat Satellite Imagery, Northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, 1984-2019

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Description The data release (Bernier, 2021) associated with this metadata record serves as an archive of coastal land-cover and feature datasets derived from Landsat satellite imagery at the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana. To minimize the effects of tidal water-level variations, 75 cloud-free, low-water images acquired between 1984 and 2019 were analyzed. Water, bare earth (sand), vegetated, and intertidal land-cover classes were mapped from Hewes Point to Palos Island using successive thresholding and masking of the modified normalized difference water index (mNDWI), the normalized difference bare land index (NBLI), and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI). Vector shoreline, sand, and vegetated feature extents were extracted for each image by contouring the spectral indices using the calculated threshold values. The geographic information system (GIS) data files with accompanying formal Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata can be downloaded from [More]
Originators Bernier, Julie C.
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