Tracking Dynamic Changes in Northern Surface Waters


Using the Yukon Flats in Alaska as the test study area, Sarah Cooley and colleagues evaluated the potential scientific utility of the Planet Dove constellation for hydrologic modeling and research.

The study concluded that Planet imagery can improve mapping and tracking changing inundation extent of hundreds of small, heterogeneous water bodies in a complex, dynamic wetland region.

Read the full paper, published in the journal Remote Sensinghere.


Cooley et al. used Otsu adaptive thresholding to delineate possible water bodies.