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Abstract

This paper examines the role of data from satellite remote sensing for terrestrial ecosystem monitoring in the context of global change research. Some of the major scientific issues customarily associated with the global change concept are outlined, and the specific role of vegetation dynamics in the earth's energy, hydrological and biogeochemical cycles is discussed. Deficiencies in currently available global vegetation data sets and the role of remote sensing as a new source of information are reviewed.

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Authors: BELWARD A S, JRC Ispra (IT);MALINGREAU J P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Lantmäteritidskriften, Vol. 5 (1993) pp. 42-48
Record Number: 199410326 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en