Skip to main content

Global and regional land cover characterization from satellite data: an introduction to the Special Issue

Buy Article:

$55.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

During the 1980s, pioneering research to map and monitor land cover at continental scales using data acquired by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer laid the foundation for the derivation of global and regional land cover products in the 1990s. This Special Issue highlights some of the achievements in the 1990s and indicates challenges and opportunities in the coming decade. The confluence of several factors creates the opportunity for major advancements in routine identification of land cover and land cover change from satellite data. These factors include: (1) the recognition of the need for land cover information to meet both scientific and policy objectives; (2) improved measurements from a suite of new sensors with greatly improved spatial and spectral resolutions and processing algorithms for atmospheric and other corrections; and (3) the availability of high performance computing resources and improved data analysis tools. These factors, along with an established pattern of international collaboration, will allow us to build on the last two decades' research leading toward operational systems for characterizing land cover from satellite data.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2000-04-15

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more