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Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Standardized approaches for the measurement of primary production — the rate of energy storage in the organic matter of plants — are essential to facilitate scientific comparisons and syntheses as ... More


Forest extent and condition

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the use of remote sensing technologies and geographical information systems (GIS), which have revolutionized the ability to map patterns of forest distribution and estimate ... More


Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing

Shane Cloude

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569731
eISBN:
9780191721908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569731.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book is concerned with the exploitation of polarisation effects in electromagnetic wave scattering for applications in remote sensing. It combines, for the first time, the topics of scattering ... More


Future directions in polar limnology

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Warwick F. Vincent

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

This concluding chapter identifies some of the emerging concepts and technologies that will drive future advances in polar limnology. These include the increased awareness of climate and related ... More


Measuring and Modeling Primary Production in Marine Pelagic Ecosystems

Maria Vernet and Raymond C. Smith

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Primary production of the open ocean plays a key role in the global carbon cycle, and spatial and temporal scaling problems in the marine ecosystem present severe challenges to its quantification. ... More


End-effector Constraints

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The manner in which the hand makes contact with the environment constrains or enhances the type of information that can be manually extracted and the actions that can be performed. This chapter ... More


Legal and Commercial Aspects of Data Gathering by Remote Sensing

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the use of remote sensing satellites from the perspective of international law. It considers the following issues: sovereignty, data gathering from outer space, capability and ... More


CLIMATE OBSERVATIONS BY RADIOMETRY-SPECTROMETRY

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The theory from the previous chapter is applied to specific observing systems that detect and monitor climate parameters and climate change by making radiation measurements. A range of specific ... More


Radiation and Climate

Ilias Vardavas and Frederic Taylor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book deals with the theory of atmospheric radiation and radiation transfer, and its application to current problems related to the processes that maintain the global climate of the Earth. It ... More


Landscape Pattern Analysis

Kimberly A. With

in Essentials of Landscape Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198838388
eISBN:
9780191874697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838388.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The analysis of landscapes and other spatial patterns is a major focus of landscape ecology, being essential to the study of how landscape patterns affect ecological processes. Landscape pattern ... More


The History of Vegetation Classification and Mapping in California

Todd Keeler-Wolf

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the history and development of mapping and classification of vegetation, first describing early mapping efforts of California's vegetation in the late 1800s and in the early ... More


Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

Nathalie Pettorelli

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198717263
eISBN:
9780191785979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book intends to familiarise prospective users in the environmental community with satellite remote sensing technology and its applications, introducing terminology and principles behind ... More


Restrictions on Remote Sensing from Space

James E. David

in Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049991
eISBN:
9780813050430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049991.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

NASA's planned systematic remote sensing program enjoyed widespread support from scientists and would deliver many practical benefits. However, it also posed political and technological threats to ... More


Strange Bedfellows: Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance

Simone Turchetti

in Greening the Alliance: The Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226595658
eISBN:
9780226595825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226595825.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The re-orientation of NATO's science program paralleled that of its defense research structures. This reformation was particularly useful to some of the program's previously sponsored scientists who ... More


Smart Dust and Remote Sensing: The Political Subject in Autonomous Systems

Ryan Bishop

in Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409483
eISBN:
9781474426954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409483.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A legacy of the ‘Long Cold War’ can be found in the multiple large-scale interrelated remote sensing systems operative in the present. Smart dust, for example, constitutes the basis of polyscalar ... More


Proxy-based approaches in ecology and the importance of remote sensing

Nathalie Pettorelli

in The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199693160
eISBN:
9780191810145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter begins by presenting the main challenges and consequences caused by environmental change to the world to provide a better understanding of the full potential of remote sensing in ... More


Remote Sensing as a Tool for Human Rights Fact-Finding

Susan R. Wolfinbarger

in The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190239480
eISBN:
9780190239527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239480.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the use of a specialized case of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)—geospatial technologies, particularly the use of satellite-based remote sensing—in human rights ... More


Wetland Plants and Aquatic Macrophytes

Jocelyne M.R. Hughes, Beverley R. Clarkson, Ana T. Castro-Castellon, and Laura L. Hess

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecologists, conservationists, and managers frequently need to recognise and survey different aquatic plant species, vegetation types, plant communities, or habitat. It is, after all, the vegetation ... More


Climatologies of Cloud-related Aerosols

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter addresses the potential impacts of aerosols on climate and clouds. It first examines aerosol properties such as particle amount, size, composition, and shape, followed by a discussion on ... More


Cloud Properties from In-situ and Remote-sensing Measurements: Capability and Limitations

George A. Isaac and K. Sebastian Schmidt

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter reviews the current in-situ and remote-sensing instrumentation, and discusses some problems and limitations such as instrument calibrations, expected accuracy, software analysis ... More


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