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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 246-254

Remote sensing of forests in context of global change

A.A. Chukhlantsev , V.P. Savorskij 
Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, RAS, 141190 Friazino Moscow region, 1 Vvedensky Sq
Remote sensing of forests sanitary state and damage is one of the basic mean of forest monitoring and conservation. Remote sensing of forests also can be applied to the study of their role in forming and changing climate. Climatic trends depend on the state of global vegetation. To understand this dependence, global climatic models utilize vegetation parameters which can be retrieved from remote sensing data. Particularly, some models use NDVI to calculate absorbed photo synthetically active radiation and estimate the rate of transpiration and photosynthesis. To estimate components of radiation balance in the system soil-vegetation-atmosphere, soil moisture and temperature, vegetation biomass, parameters of atmospheric border layer, and other parameters should be known. In this research, the potential of remote sensing means for estimation of these parameters are analyzed. The types and parameters of sensors for satellite monitoring of forests are proposed.
Keywords: remote sensing, forest ecosystems, global climatic change
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