Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processing

Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processing

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Although remote sensing is recognized as a powerful tool, less attention has been given in the past to the use of thermal, and especially thermal infrared (TIR) remote sensing. TIR data is useful for understanding the fluxes and redistribution of materials as a key aspect of land surface processes and land-atmosphere inter-relationships. This book presents studies showing this, and interprets both the prospects and problems of using TIR data in land process research, making the book useful to those wishing to employ this data as a major component in Earth science research. It illustrates the virtues and importance of TIR data in remote sensing research to facilitate the future development of new and improved satellite and airborne TIR remote sensing systems. Students and researchers should find this an invaluable book, whether they are geographers, geologists, climatologists, hydrologists, landscape ecologists or other environmental scientists.B9) are known to have large biases for low vegetation cover when soil surfaces are much hotter than vegetation. ... For computing G, the original formulation from N95 was simply (7. ... G and RN are not in phase, and hence the temporal change in the ratio G/RN, S will not be the same between the morning and afternoon.

Title:Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processing
Author:Dale A. Quattrochi, Jeffrey C. Luvall
Publisher:CRC Press - 2004-04-14


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