Data for: Beach landscape Dataset of Fernando de Noronha Island (Brazil)

Published: 26 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/42ndmsmszk.1
Contributor:
Luana Portz

Description

Beach landscape Dataset of Fernando de Noronha Island (Brazil), using a checklist with 26 physical and human parameters. Fernando de Noronha beaches were divided into sectors according to the landscape diversity. In total, 19 sectors were evaluated based on observations done during walks in the area, observations from viewpoints, with remote data. The evaluations were performed during fieldwork from 2014 (summer) and 2016 (spring). The landscape quality evaluation of Fernando de Noronha was performed using the Coastal Scenery Evaluation System. This method converts qualitative-quantitative data in quantitative data by estimating weights for 26 parameters (18 physical parameters – P - and 8 human-related parameters – H). The main parameters that define the landscape quality are classified from 1 (absence/bad quality) to 5 (presence/excellent quality). A mathematical model based on fuzzy logic was utilized to integrate the parameters weights in a special system for the scenarios classifications resulting in a value named D. The D-value is the indicator of the attractiveness of the evaluated place. The beaches are divided into classes ranging from 1 (extremely attractive natural site) to 5 (unattractive urban areas).

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