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Remote Sensing of Vegetation

Principles, Techniques, and Applications

Hamlyn G Jones and Robin A Vaughan

July 2010

ISBN: 9780199207794

384 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £52.99

An accessible yet rigorous introduction to remote sensing and its application to the study of vegetation for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The underlying physical and mathematical principles of the techniques disucussed are explained in a way readily understood by those without a strong mathematical background.

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An accessible yet rigorous introduction to remote sensing and its application to the study of vegetation for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The underlying physical and mathematical principles of the techniques disucussed are explained in a way readily understood by those without a strong mathematical background.

  • A rigorous and carefully explained introduction to the theory and practical application of remote sensing of vegetation
  • Demonstrates how data obtained via the techniques and technology of remote sensing can be applied to vegetation analysis through careful interpretation and biological understanding
  • Emphasises important underlying principles rather than overwhelming the reader with complex mathematics and physics
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers and students to enhance the educational value of the text

About the Author(s)

Hamlyn G Jones, Honorary Fellow, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee at SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland, and Robin A Vaughan, Honorary Fellow, Centre for Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring, University of Dundee, Scotland

Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of symbols and abbreviations
    1:Introduction
    2:Basics of radiation physics for remote sensing of vegetation
    3:Radiative properties of vegetation, soils and water
    4:Plant and canopy function
    5:Earth observation systems
    6:Preparation and manipulation of optical data
    7:Use of spectral information for sensing vegetation properties and for image classification
    8:Multiangular sensing of vegetation structure and modelling of radiation-transfer properties
    9:Remote sensing of canopy mass and heat exchanges
    10:Sampling, error and scaling
    11:Integrated applications
    References
    Appendices
    Answers to sample problems
    Index

Reviews

"Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications is a very welcome contribution as an introductory textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and autodidacts...Jones and Vaughan provide an excellent introduction to a growing transdisciplinary field of inquiry and practiceone that should find its way into many a syllabus." - Geoffrey M. Henebry, BioScience