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Intermediate Multispectral Satellite Sensors

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Multispectral satellite data with medium spatial resolution--from the familiar Landsat and SPOT satellites, among other platforms--represent a valuable source of current and historical forest cover and condition information. These satellites have a large "footprint," and the data can be interpreted with reasonable accuracy. The result is low cost per unit area of forest attribute information. Utility and value are greatly enhanced, however, by integrating the information with other sources of data.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Biophysical Ecologist, Veridian-ERIM International, Inc., PO Box 134008, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-4008

Publication date: 2000-06-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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