Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical by Margaret Kalacska, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa

By Margaret Kalacska, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa

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While often utilized in temperate environments, hyperspectral sensors and information are nonetheless a novelty within the tropics. Exploring the possibility of hyperspectral distant sensing for assessing surroundings features, Hyperspectral distant Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests makes a speciality of the complicated and precise set of demanding situations all for utilizing this expertise and the knowledge it presents.

Special Features
* A CD-ROM together with hyperspectral colour photographs
* insurance of in situ spectroscopy, airborne and satellite-based distant sensing, and fusion with other kinds of knowledge similar to LiDAR
* Peer-reviewed chapters that spotlight the main cutting edge achievements
* dialogue of the opportunity of hyperspectral distant sensing to supply instruments for assessing surroundings features at a number of spatial and temporal scales


Experts from diversified Backgrounds proportion Their Successes

The ebook explores a variety of research innovations, together with hyperspectral reflectance indices, spectral blend research, trend class, band choice, partial least-squares, linear discriminant research, and radiative move types. The bankruptcy authors current a finished evaluate of the present prestige and leading edge achievements within the box, mentioning nearly 600 stories. As illustrated through the varied backgrounds of the members, the main winning use of hyperspectral info calls for a multidisciplinary process spanning a variety of fields.

Go past the fundamentals to genuine Application

Although it starts via pertaining to the fundamentals, this e-book isn't an educational in distant sensing, yet a reference that illustrates the aptitude functions and research ideas that may be used while dealing with the original problem of operating within the tropics. It provides real-world examples and a set of study innovations for utilizing hyperspectral distant sensing in advanced and various regions.

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2 months or more). Mean flowering time was approximately 5½ weeks for both flowering types [55]. In the same study, only two species (Sterculia apetala and Crescentia alata) displayed unsynchronized flowering among individuals of the same species during the study period [55]. Other minor flowering patterns included differences in ­timing of flowering between years and multiple flowering events within a single year [55]. It should be noted here that, although likely less so, conspicuous fruiting events could also be of interest from a remote sensing perspective, offering similar opportunities to the flowering events (fig.

Huete et al. (chapter 11) compare patterns of optical-phenologic variability in an evergreen broadleaf tropical forest in the Amazon from space-borne hyperspectral imagery (Hyperion) and MODIS. indd 21 1/7/08 4:10:49 PM 22 Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests Asner (chapter 12) delves further into the understanding of intercrown vs. intracrown variability in reflectance and the spectrobiochemical properties of the canopy. Gamon (chapter 13) reexamines the potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for assessing biodiversity and the evaluation of biosphere–atmosphere interactions.

Biophysical and biochemical sources of variability in canopy reflectance, Remote Sensing of Environment, 64, 234, 1998. 11. , Foliar spectral properties following leaf clipping and implications for handling techniques, Remote Sensing of Environment, 103, 265, 2006. indd 22 1/7/08 4:10:49 PM Tropical Dry Forest Phenology and Discrimination of Tropical Tree Species 23 12. , Variability in leaf optical properties of mesoamerican trees and the potential for species classification, American Journal of Botany, 93, 517, 2006.

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