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    Author(s): Randolph H. Wynne; Richard G. Oderwald; Gregory A. Reams; John A. Scrivani
    Date: 2000
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 98(5): 31-36.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The air photo dot-count method is now widely and successfully used for estimating operational forest area in the USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. Possible alternatives that would provide for more frequent updates, spectral change detection, and maps of forest area include the AVHRR calibration center technique and various Landsat TM classification algorithms. Should a switch from proven technology be advised, our general recommendation is to conduct several pilot studies that would focus on developing or refining tools and methodologies to allow objective, repeatable, and accurate forest areas estimation using multispectral earth resource satellite data.

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    Wynne, Randolph H.; Oderwald, Richard G.; Reams, Gregory A.; Scrivani, John A. 2000. Optical remote sensing for forest area estimation. Journal of Forestry. 98(5): 31-36.

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