Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications by Hamlyn G. JonesRemote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications by Hamlyn G. Jones

Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

byHamlyn G. Jones, Robin A. Vaughan

Paperback | August 15, 2010

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Remote sensing is becoming an increasingly important tool for agriculturalists, ecologists, and land managers for the study of Earth's agricultural and natural vegetation, and can be applied to further our understanding of key environmental issues, including climate change and ecosystemmanagement. This timely introduction offers an accessible yet rigorous treatment of the basics of remote sensing at all scales, illustrating its practical application to the study of vegetation. Despite a quantitative approach, the advanced mathematics and complex models common in modern remote sensingliterature is demystified through clear explanations that emphasise the key underlying principles, and the core physical aspects are explained in the biological context of vegetation and its adaptation to its specific environment. Various techniques and instruments are addressed, making this a valuable source of reference, and the advantages and disadvantages of these are further illustrated through worked examples and case studies. * Rigorous physical and mathematical principles presented in a way readily understood by those without a strong mathematical background * Boxes throughout summarize key information and concepts * The student is directed to carefully chosen further reading articles, allowing them to explore key topics in more detail Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Remote Sensing of Vegetation features: For Students:* Links to useful websites For lecturers:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download
Hamlyn G Jones has been Professor of Plant Ecology at the University of Dundee since 1997, where his current research concentrates on aspects of micrometeorology and plant interactions with their environment (especially their responses and adaptations to environmental stresses). A major part of this work involves the development of rem...
Title:Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199207798

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of symbols and abbreviations1. Introduction2. Basics of radiation physics for remote sensing of vegetation3. Radiative properties of vegetation, soils and water4. Plant and canopy function5. Earth observation systems6. Preparation and manipulation of data7. Spectral sensing of vegetation properties8. Multiangular sensing of vegetation structure and modelling of radiation transfer properties9. Remote sensing of canopy mass and heat exchange10. Sampling, error and scaling11. Integrated applicationsReferencesUseful websitesAppendicesAnswers to sample questionsIndex