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Title: Applying a landscape mosaics technique to detect tropical cyclone impacts on coral reef community
Authors: Jaroensutasinee, K.
Chumkiew, S.
Jaroensutasinee, M.
Keywords: Video survey;Landscape mosaics;Montipora;Coral reefs;Phuket;Thailand
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study demonstrated that with an off-the-shelf underwater camera and the Adobe Photoshop software, end-users in developing countries with limited resources could use the video mosaics technique for reef monitoring and documenting storm impacts. This video-mosaic method provided a spatially accurate landscape view of the reef benthos. Images from the video-mosaic method revealed that up to 26% of the reef coral at Racha Island disappeared after the storm with 15% increase in sand, pavement and rubble. Most of the coral destroyed by the storm were foliaceous coral - i.e. Montipora sp.
Page(s): 1017-1024
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.44(07) [July 2015]

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