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Mangrove distribution in Kilim River, Langkawi

Saad, Shahbudin and Ahmad, Zuhairi (2009) Mangrove distribution in Kilim River, Langkawi. In: JSPS-VCC Core University Program International Seminar on Wetland and Sustainability , 26 - 28 June 2009, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Besides having commercial values, mangroves play major roles as coastal protection, buffer zone, and nursery grounds for various types of marine organisms. In Langkawi island, mangrove area stretched and occupied along the northeast coast of the island throughout the Kilim River, covered almost 48.0% or 1976.24 ha of its total mangrove area. It consists of 15 species which are dominated by Rhizophora spp. Factors of large area and technology and satellite imagery analysis in monitoring true Kilim's mangroves. From unsupervised ad supervised classification, mangroves in Kilim River can be discriminated into 1 group with acceptable 16.0% accuracy. Significant reflectance of each genus show almost similar patterns. Temporal studies on mangrove classification using high spectral data should be conducted in order to monitor the changes of mangrove reflectance. This change may affect the final results as temporal studies may consolidate classification accuracy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5605/13195
Uncontrolled Keywords: mangrove distribution, remote sensing, mangrove, spectral reflectance
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Najibah Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 10:18
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 10:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13195

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