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Remote sensing and geographical information systems are being used increasingly in the management of the earth's resources. In many cases these technologies represent the only realistic way to gather and process environmental data. This book combines a review of the theory and applications of both these key technologies. The applications, mainly concerned with the management of renewable resources in developing countries, cover subjects such as agricultural production forecasting, hydrology and operational rainfall estimation, alongside major global environmental issues such as monitoring tropical deforestation. However, many of the concepts introduced in these case studies apply equally to resource management and environmental monitoring in regions other than the developing world.

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Authors: BELWARD A S, JRC Ispra (IT);VALENZUELA C R (EDITORS), International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13494 EN (1991) 506 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1268-6
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