The use of ATSR-2 for tropical forest mapping within the joint research centres TREES project
Tropical forests represent important pools of economic, biological and ecological resources. These ecosystems are particularly threatened by the rapid increase world-wide, in the demand for new agricultural land and for new products. Another important aspect is their role in the atmosphere - biosphere exchange processes, and in particular for the carbon cycle and the greenhouse gas flow - such as carbon dioxide and methane. This issue is linked to global climate change, a problem of major concern for all mankind on spacecraft earth, and hence of grate political, and scientific relevance. The recent protocol to the framework convention on climate change agreed in Kyoto has stressed the critical nature of the situation, and confirmed the critical nature of the situation, and confirmed the general awareness and political will to take action towards a long term solution.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: On Applications of the ERS Along Track Scanning Radiometer, Frascati (IT), 23-25th June (1999)
Availability: Available from Publications and Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911296 / Last updated on: 1999-09-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en