Monitoring global tropical deforestation : A challenge for remote sensing
Satellite-based remote sensing systems can support a wide range of investigations related to the tropical forests of the world. They can aid monitoring of the extent and impact of deforestation due to logging operations, agricultural encroachment and uncontrolled burning, and provide information on forest ecosystems. The current limitations of technology and expertise have to be assessed carefully. Spatial resolution and repetitive coverage are logistically competitive. There is a need for a new classification scheme appropriate to a global monitoring scheme, and for the definition of pertinent surface parameters.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: TERRA-1 Remote Sensing Society Conference, Winchester (GB), March 20-22, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36805 ORA
Record Number: 199210709 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en