Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Land Change Science

Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth’s Surface

Editors: Gutman, G., Janetos, A.C., Justice, C.O., Moran, E.F., Mustard, J.F., Rindfuss, R.R., Skole, D., Turner II, B.L., Cochrane, M.A. (Eds.)

  • The study of land use is needed to provide scientific underpinning for improved land use decision making

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This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts.

This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth’s biosphere.

Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • The Development of the International Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LUCC) Research Program and Its Links to NASA’s Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Initiative

    Moran, Emilio F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program

    Gutman, Garik (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Meeting the Goals of GOFC

    Townshend, John R. (et al.)

    Pages 31-55

  • Forest Change and Human Driving Forces in Central America

    Sader, Steven A. (et al.)

    Pages 57-76

  • Pattern to Process in the Amazon Region

    Skole, David L. (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-2562-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4306-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Change Science
Book Subtitle
Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth’s Surface
Editors
  • Garik Gutman
  • Anthony C. Janetos
  • Christopher O. Justice
  • Emilio F. Moran
  • John F. Mustard
  • Ronald R. Rindfuss
  • David Skole
  • Billy Lee Turner II
  • Mark A. Cochrane
Series Title
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2562-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2562-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4306-9
Series ISSN
1567-3200
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 459
Number of Illustrations and Tables
159 b/w illustrations
Topics