Analysis using a Landsat MSS image of the ground cover spatial diversity in Doñana National Park (Spain)

J. M. Cuevas Gozalo, F. Gonzalez Alonso


The spatial diversity of the ground covers in the National Park of Doñana has been studied using the information of a Landsat MSS image recorded the year 1989. Eight ground covers were considered: coastal dunes, pine forests, eucalyptus forests, flooded marshes, non flooded marshes, flooded marshes with Phragmites sp., rice fields and brushwoods. A supervised classification was performed and the spatial diversity was calculated in base to the number of ground cover classes in a window of 3 x 3 pixels around each pixel of the study area.


Spatial diversity; ground covers; Landsat MSS