Status of the vegetation plots for the spectral library project

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008

Internal Report 546
Pfitzner K & Bollhöfer A
Supervising Scientist Division

About the report

This paper summarises the status of the vegetation plots that are used to measure the spectral reflectance of vegetative ground covers for the spectral library project. The plots are contained within three sites located at research facilities in the greater Darwin region: Berrimah Farm, CSIRO and Crocodylus Park. A brief introduction outlines the project aims, limitations and achievements. The main purpose of the report is to summarise the 2006 and 2007 activities for each site. The species measured and frequency of data collection for each site is listed. The status of the plots as of January 2008 is given. Since this manuscript was prepared, the spectral sampling of vegetative plots has been discontinued due to resource constraints.