A practical tool to identify water bodies with potential for mosquito habitat under mangrove canopy: large-scale airborne scanning in the thermal band 8-13 μm

Dale, Patricia E.R., Knight, Jon, Ritchie, Scott A., and Kay, Brian H. (2005) A practical tool to identify water bodies with potential for mosquito habitat under mangrove canopy: large-scale airborne scanning in the thermal band 8-13 μm. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 13 (4). pp. 389-394.

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Abstract

We address the practical issue of using thermal image data without adjustment or calibration for projects which do not require actual temperatures per se. Large scale airborne scanning in the thermal band at 8.5–13 μm was obtained for a mangrove and salt marsh in subtropical eastern Australia. For open sites, the raw image values were strongly positively correlated with ground level temperatures. For sites under mangrove canopy cover, image values indicated temperatures 2–4°C lower than those measured on the ground. The raw image was useful in identifying water bodies under canopy and has the potential for locating channel lines of deeper water. This could facilitate modification to increase flushing in the system, thereby reducing mosquito larval survival.

Item ID: 7246
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Australia; mangroves; mosquito transmission; remote sensing; virus
ISSN: 1572-9834
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 23:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 49%
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