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The rationale for a global terrestrial monitoring system is based on the vital role of vegetation in the Earth's ecosystems, and the sensitivity of these ecosystems to human and climatic impact. The achievements of the last decade in global monitoring are outlined, and the current situation assessed.

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Authors: MALINGREAU J P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European International Space Year Conference, March 30 - April 4, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36808 ORA
Record Number: 199210711 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en