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Remote detection of forest damage
Author and Affiliation:
Rock, B. N.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Vogelmann, J. E.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Vogelmann, A. F.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hoshizaki, T.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Williams, D. L.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The use of remote sensing to discriminate, measure, and map forest damage is evaluated. TM spectal coverage, a helicopter-mounted radiometer, and ground-based surveys were utilized to examine the responses of the spruces and firs of Camels Hump Mountain, Vermont to stresses, such as pollution and trace metals. The basic spectral properties of vegetation are described. Forest damage at the site was estimated as 11.8-76.0 percent for the spruces and 19-43.8 percent for the balsam firs. Shifts in the spectra of the conifers in particular in the near IR region are analyzed, and variations in the mesophyll cell anatomy and pigment content of the spruces and firs are investigated. The relations between canopy moisture and damage is studied. The TM data are compared to aircraft data and found to be well correlated.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1986
Document ID:
19870038923
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 87A26197
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Bioscience (ISSN 0006-3568); 36; 439-445
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING; FORESTS; PLANT STRESS; REMOTE SENSING; AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY; LEAVES; SOIL MAPPING; THEMATIC MAPPERS (LANDSAT); THEMATIC MAPPING; VERMONT
Imprint And Other Notes: Bioscience (ISSN 0006-3568), vol. 36, July-Aug. 1986, p. 439-445. NASA-supported research.
Miscellaneous Notes: NASA-supported research
Availability Source: Other Sources
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