FOREST DISTURBANCE ANALYSIS WITH LANDSAT-8 OLI DATA RELATED TO A PARAMETRIC WIND FIELD: A CASE STUDY FOR TYPHOON RAMMASUN (201409)
Keywords: Typhoon Rammasun, Forest disturbance, Wind field, Remote sensing index
Abstract. Forest disturbance induced by tropical cyclone often has significant and profound effects on the structure and function of forest ecosystem. Detection and analysis of post-disaster forest disturbance based on remote sensing technology has been widely applied. At present, it is necessary to conduct further quantitative analysis of the magnitude of forest disturbance with the intensity of typhoon. In this study, taking the case of super typhoon Rammasun (201409), we analysed the sensitivity of four common used remote sensing indices and explored the relationship between remote sensing index and corresponding wind speeds based on pre-and post- Landsat-8 OLI (Operational Land Imager) images and a parameterized wind field model. The results proved that NBR is the most sensitive index for the detection of forest disturbance induced by Typhoon Rammasun and the variation of NBR has a significant linear dependence relation with the simulated 3-second gust wind speed.