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Title Land surface remote sensing in agriculture and forest / edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, Mehrez Zribi
Published London : ISTE Press Ltd ; Kidlington, Oxford : Elsevier Ltd, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 454 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color
Series Earth system - environmental sciences
Remote sending observations of continental surfaces set
Earth system -- environmental sciences.
Contents Front Cover ; Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest ; Copyright ; Contents; Foreword; Acronyms; Introduction; Chapter 1. Mapping of Primary Soil Properties Using Optical Visible and Near Infrared (Vis-NIR) Remote Sensing; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Spectral signatures of soils; 1.3. Estimation of soil properties from their spectral signatures; 1.4. Direct uses of estimation models; 1.5. Use of the Vis-NIR remote sensing products for digital soil mapping; 1.6. Perspectives; 1.7. Key points; 1.8. Bibliography
3.2. The input data3.3. Land cover map production approaches; 3.4. Use examples; 3.5. Key points; 3.6. Bibliography; Chapter 4. Contribution of Remote Sensing for Crop and Water Monitoring; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Indicators for crop monitoring; 4.3. Indicators of agricultural practices at the territory level; 4.4. Estimating water status and the water needs of crops using models; 4.5. Agricultural production quantification; 4.6. Some cases studies of environmental impacts of agriculture: spatial modeling of water, nitrogen and CO2 fluxes ; 4.7. Precision agriculture
4.8. Results and prospects4.9. Key points; 4.10. Bibliography; Chapter 5. Contribution of Remote Sensing to Crop Monitoring in Tropical Zones; 5.1. Introduction: the case of tropical crops; 5.2. Crop mapping; 5.3. Yield prediction; 5.4. Harvest monitoring; 5.5. Conclusion and outlook; 5.6. Key points; 5.7. Bibliography; Chapter 6. Monitoring of Agricultural Landscapes Using Remote Sensing Data; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Identifying winter land cover within the framework of intensive agriculture ; 6.3. Phenology monitoring and crop characterization from a series of radar images; 6.4. Prospects
6.5. Key points6.6. Bibliography; Chapter 7. Applications of Multispectral Optical Satellite Imaging in Forestry; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Specific key points of the forest cover; 7.3. Examples of application; 7.4. Prospects; 7.5. Key points; 7.6. Bibliography; Chapter 8. Characterization of Forests with LiDAR Technology; 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. The LiDAR technology; 8.3. LiDAR technology in forestry: platforms and applications; 8.4. Future of LiDAR technology in forestry?; 8.5. Key points; 8.6. Bibliography; Chapter 9. Forest Biomass From Radar Remote Sensing
Chapter 2. Estimation of Biophysical Variables from Satellite Observations2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Definition of the canopy biophysical variables accessible from remote sensing observations ; 2.3. Inversion methods of radiative transfer models; 2.4. Theoretical performances in estimating the different variables of interest ; 2.5. How to manage the under-determined and ill-posed nature of the inverse problem? ; 2.6. Combination of methods and sensors to improve estimates; 2.7. Conclusion; 2.8. Key points; 2.9. Bibliography; Chapter 3. Land Cover Mapping from Optical Images; 3.1. Introduction
Summary The environmental and economic importance of monitoring forests and agricultural resources has allowed remote sensing to be increasingly in the development of products and services responding to user needs. This volume presents the main applications in remote sensing for agriculture and forestry, including the primary soil properties, the estimation of the vegetation's biophysical variables, methods for mapping land cover, the contribution of remote sensing for crop and water monitoring, and the estimation of the forest cover properties (cover dynamic, height, biomass). This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to agriculture and forestry. Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of radar imaging techniques. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement corrections to be made
Notes 9.1. Forest biomass at the global scale
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Agriculture -- Remote sensing
Forests and forestry -- Remote sensing.
Land use -- Remote sensing
Agriculture -- Remote sensing.
Forests and forestry -- Remote sensing.
Land use -- Remote sensing.
Genre/Form Technology & Engineering
Form Electronic book
Author Baghdadi, Nicolas, editor.
Zribi, Mehrez, editor.
ISBN 0081011830