Land cover and land use changes have great impact on the hydrological characteristics of the Kilombero floodplain wetland (Tanzania) and its surroundings. Conservation interests meet the wetland's ecosystem function as a site for growing food production. The system, processes and ecosystem responses are, however, not yet fully understood. We make use of Landsat data to assess long-term land cover and land use changes in the catchment. In this paper we describe an approach to circumvent the challenge of frequent cloud cover and to consider the dynamics of the wetland during the classification. The approach results in temporal composites for four different decades and hierarchically organized maps including two levels of detail and providing information about dynamic classes.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
|Event||European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 9 May 2016 → 13 May 2016
|Conference||European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium 2016|
|Period||9/05/16 → 13/05/16|