The aerial photographs and subsequently remote sensed imagery have been used for decades in classified landcover mapping, forest inventory, management, and evaluation of renewable resources. However, the implementation of geostatistical methods in remote sensing is of a newer date. In this study the variogram modeling is used to analyze the spatial structure of a forest canopy. The biomass and wood production can be evaluated in the studied area using NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) values and kriging. The study area is located within the Angelina National Forest in the Neches River Basin. The Angelina Forest is an important part of the East Texas Ecosystem and plays a significant role in all aspects of the natural and industrial development of this region including timber production, forage, wildlife, recreation and as a water resource.
Hung, I-Kuai, "Geospatial Analysis of Reflectance and NDVI Values in the Angelina Forest Ecosystem" (2001). Faculty Presentations. Paper 6.