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Remote Sens. 2015, 7(4), 4968-4972;

Innovative Technologies for Terrestrial Remote Sensing

School of Geography, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Academic Editor: Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 22 April 2015 / Accepted: 22 April 2015 / Published: 22 April 2015
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Characterizing and monitoring terrestrial, or land, surface features, such as forests, deserts, and cities, are fundamental and continuing goals of Earth Observation (EO). EO imagery and related technologies are essential for increasing our scientific understanding of environmental processes, such as carbon capture and albedo change, and to manage and safeguard environmental resources, such as tropical forests, particularly over large areas or the entire globe. This measurement or observation of some property of the land surface is central to a wide range of scientific investigations and industrial operations, involving individuals and organizations from many different backgrounds and disciplines. However, the process of observing the land provides a unifying theme for these investigations, and in practice there is much consistency in the instruments used for observation and the techniques used to map and model the environmental phenomena of interest. There is therefore great potential benefit in exchanging technological knowledge and experience among the many and diverse members of the terrestrial EO community. [...] View Full-Text

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