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The combination of data from dedicated earth resource satellites and other platforms can improve the characterisation of natural systems in agrometeorology. The principles of remote sensing are outlined, including the basis of detection, the various platforms and sensors and the types of data obtained. The properties of digital images, standard CCTs, their format and disc storage systems are reviewed, together with the principal methods of image processing. Interpretation of radar data is also examined. The use of remote sensing for the measurement of parameters such as albedo, solar radiation, surface temperature, vegetation characteristics and evapotranspiration is discussed. The advantages, limitations and accuracy of remote sensing are compared with those of usual techniques.

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Authors: TOSELLI F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11757 EN (1989) 326 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-0020-3
Record Number: 199010124 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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