The Soil Composite Mapping Processor (SCMaP) is a new approach designed to make use of per-pixel compositing to overcome the issue of limited soil exposure due to vegetation. Primary products are reflectance composites that will allow for a long term assessment of exposed soils. Further products include the distribution of exposed soils and statistical information related to soil use and intensity. The resulting reflectance soil composites correlate well with existing soil maps and the underlying geological structure.
Version: V 1.0 Sensor: Landsat 4, 5, 7 Period: 1984 - 2014 (6 x 5-year composites) Image preprocessing: Cloud-removal (FMask), ATM-Correction + Haze removal (ATCOR), Reprojection, Image filtering Reference: Rogge, D., Bauer, A., Zeidler, J., Müller, A., Esch, T., Heiden, U. (2018). Building an exposed soil composite processor (SCMaP) for mapping spatial and temporal characteristics of soils with Landsat imagery (1984-2014). Remote Sensing of Environment, 205, Seiten 1-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.004 ISSN 0034-425.