Forestry Applications of NASA Remote Sensing Programs
Author: deSteiguer, J. E.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 76, Number 4, 1 April 1978 , pp. 208-211(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Landsat, Skylab, and the Earth Resources Survey Program are experiment remote sensing efforts initiated by NASA since the mid-1960s. The greatest utility of Landsat data is for the separation of forest from nonforest land on a regional basis. Skylab can be used to classify general forest vegetation types. Aircraft photography from the Earth Resources Survey Program often provides as much detail as larger scale photography. Space Shuttle is a new program that will provide remotely sensed data which may help in forest management.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Associate, Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Publication date: 1978-04-01
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