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Remote Sens. 2015, 7(8), 10938-10950; doi:10.3390/rs70810938

The Challenges of Remote Monitoring of Wetlands

Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, 47914 252nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57198, USA
Academic Editor: Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 13 August 2015 / Accepted: 13 August 2015 / Published: 24 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Towards Remote Long-Term Monitoring of Wetland Landscapes)
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Abstract

Wetlands are highly productive and support a wide variety of ecosystem goods and services. Various forms of global change impose compelling needs for timely and reliable information on the status of wetlands worldwide, but several characteristics of wetlands make them challenging to monitor remotely: they lack a single, unifying land-cover feature; they tend to be highly dynamic and their energy signatures are constantly changing; and steep environmental gradients in and around wetlands produce narrow ecotones that often are below the resolving capacity of remote sensors. These challenges and needs set the context for a special issue focused on wetland remote sensing. Contributed papers responded to one of three overarching questions aimed at improving remote, large-area monitoring of wetlands: (1) What approaches and data products are being developed specifically to support regional to global long-term monitoring of wetland landscapes? (2) What are the promising new technologies and sensor/multisensor approaches for more accurate and consistent detection of wetlands? (3) Are there studies that demonstrate how remote long-term monitoring of wetland landscapes can reveal changes that correspond with changes in land cover and land use and/or changes in climate? View Full-Text
Keywords: wetlands; water; remote monitoring; remote mapping wetlands; water; remote monitoring; remote mapping
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Gallant, A.L. The Challenges of Remote Monitoring of Wetlands. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 10938-10950.

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