The power of CLASlite rests in its unique ability to convert seemingly green “carpets” of dense tropical forest cover found in the basic satellite images into highly detailed maps that can be readily searched for deforestation, logging and other forest disturbance events.
Areas where clearing, logging and other forest disturbances have recently occurred are accentuated and easily identified by CLASlite’s algorithms. Both deforestation and secondary forest regrowth can also be tracked by the user of CLASlite.
What is CLASlite?
CLASlite is a highly automated system for converting satellite imagery from its original (raw) format, through calibration, pre-processing, atmospheric correction, and cloud masking steps, Monte Carlo Spectral Mixture Analysis, and expert classification to derive high-resolution output images.