Internal Report 482
Pfitzner K, Martin P & Bayliss P
Supervising Scientist Division
About the report
This study is part of a broader aim to develop cost-effective and accurate remote sensing methods to monitor and assess minesite rehabilitation. For revegetation assessment, it is the visible - infrared range of the spectrum that potentially allows the identification of vegetation. Depending on the resolution of data obtained, composition, structure (trees, shrubs and grasses) and, potentially, information on the health and vigour of vegetation is achievable in the optical range. A major limitation of all ground-based surveys is that only small samples are taken. High resolution remote sensing provides a total picture to compare rehabilitated minesites with the surrounding country.