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Remote sensing for sustainable forest management

Author: Steven E Franklin
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : Lewis, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the tools for understanding and choosing remote sensing solutions to management problems. This book reviews the literature on sustainable forest management, discusses remote sensing data,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Franklin
ISBN: 1566703948 9781566703949
OCLC Number: 47250514
Description: 407 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Forest Management Questions --
A Technological Approach --
Remote Sensing Data and Methods --
Definition and Origins of Remote Sensing --
The Experimental Method --
The Normative Method --
Categories of Applications of Remote Sensing --
Growth of Remote Sensing --
User Adoption of Remote Sensing --
Current State of the Technological Infrastructure and Applications --
Three Views of Remote Sensing in Forest Management --
Organization of the Book --
Sustainable Forest Management --
Definition of Sustainable Forest Management --
Forestry in Crisis --
Ecosystem Management --
Forest Stands and Ecosystems --
Achieving Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management --
Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management --
Conservation of Biological Diversity --
Maintenance and Enhancement of Forest Ecosystem Condition and Productivity --
Conservation of Soil and Water Resources --
Forest Ecosystem Contributions to Global Ecological Cycles --
Multiple Benefits of Forestry to Society --
Accepting Society's Responsibility for Sustainable Development --
Role of Research and Adaptive Management --
Information Needs of Forest Managers --
Some Views on the Way Forward --
Role of Remote Sensing --
Two Hard Examples --
Acquisition of Imagery --
Field, Aerial, and Satellite Imagery --
Data Characteristics --
Optical Image Formation Process --
At-Sensor Radiance and Reflectance --
SAR Image Formation Process --
SAR Backscatter --
Resolution and Scale --
Spectral Resolution --
Spatial Resolution --
Temporal Resolution --
Radiometric Resolution.
Responsibility: Steven E. Franklin.
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