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Ecological Studies

Remote Sensing of Biosphere Functioning

Editors: Hobbs, Richard J., Mooney, Harold A. (Eds.)

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Harold A. Mooney and Richard J. Hobbs At present there is enormous concern about the changes that are occurring on the surface of the earth and in the earth's atmosphere, primarily as a result of human activities. These changes, particularly in the atmosphere, have the potential for altering the earth's habitability. International pro­ grams unprecedented in scope, including the International Geosphere­ Biosphere Program, have been initiated to describe and understand these changes. The global change program will call for coordinated measure­ ments on a global scale of those interactive physical and biological pro­ cesses that regulate the earth system. The program will rely heavily on the emerging technology of remote sensing from airborne vehicles, particularly satellites. Satellites offer the potential of continuously viewing large seg­ ments of the earth's surface, thus documenting the changes that are occur­ ring. The task, however, is not only to document global change, which will be an enormous job, but also to understand the significance of these changes to the biosphere. Effects on the biosphere may cover all spatial scales from global to local. The possibility of measuring biosphere function remot~ly and continuously from satellite imagery must be explored quickly and thoroughly in order to meet the challenge of understanding the con­ sequences of global change. Initial guidelines and approaches are currently being formulated (Dyer and Crossley, 1986; JOI, 1984; NAS, 1986; Rasool, 1987). There are many conceptual and technical issues that must be resolved H. A. Mooney and R. J.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Mooney, Harold A. (et al.)

  • Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Ecosystem Structure: An Ecologist’s Pragmatic View

    Pages 5-30

    Graetz, R. Dean

  • Measurements of Surface Soil Moisture and Temperature

    Pages 31-63

    Schmugge, Thomas

  • Estimating Terrestrial Primary Productivity by Combining Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Simulation

    Pages 65-86

    Running, Steven W.

  • Remote Sensing of Litter and Soil Organic Matter Decomposition in Forest Ecosystems

    Pages 87-103

    Aber, John D. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing of Biosphere Functioning
Editors
  • Richard J. Hobbs
  • Harold A. Mooney
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
79
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3302-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3302-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7958-7
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 312
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