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Remote sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales remote sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference. Illustrated throughout, an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data, The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.

Remote Sensing for Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling
Remote sensing for terrestrial biogeochemical modeling
Keywords

carbon cycling, ecosystem modeling, evapotranspiration, hyperspectral imaging, model data assimilation, net primary production, vegetation properties.

Introduction

Remote sensing and biogeochemical modeling share a highly complementary nature, whichhasled to a growing number of applications that involve some degreeof coupling between the two. Whereas remote sensing represents the only means by which landscape and vegetation properties can be sampled over large and contiguous portions of the Earth's surface, models focus on the underlying biogeochemical processes that regulate the flow and storage of water, carbon and nutrients, often over much longer time scales than can be considered through remote sensing alone. The aims and goals of biogeochemical modeling are wide ranging and include studies of carbon (C) and water ...

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