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Monitoring forests from space: quantifying forest change by using satellite data.Author(s): Jonathan Thompson
Source: Science Findings 89. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p
Publication Series: Science Findings
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionChange is the only constant in forest ecosystems. Quantifying regional-scale forest change is increasingly done with remote sensing, which relies on data sent from digital camera-like sensors mounted to Earth-orbiting satellites. Through remote sensing, changes in forests can be studied comprehensively and uniformly across time and space.
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CitationThompson, Jonathan. 2006. Monitoring forests from space: quantifying forest change by using satellite data. Science Findings 89. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p
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