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Remote Sensing and its Applications

Remote Sensing and its Applications | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Remote sensing topic with plant canopy applications.

What is this about? Remote Sensing can be defined as obtaining information about an object by observing it from a distance and without coming into actual contact with it. Examples: Eye sight or Photos taken from a camera. 

  • This topic will use the word remote sensing for data collection from artificial satellites orbiting the earth and processing such data to make useful decisions. Diseased plants or invasive species could be remotely detected.


  • Please note, that posts are only brief summaries - click the title or "Show original" at the bottom of the box, to see the original article. Usually both,  photos and links in the text are interactive.
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Researchers combine remote sensing technologies

Researchers combine remote sensing technologies | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

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By combining the sources of remote sensing data with historical shoreline maps dating to 1857, the scientists created detailed maps that precisely delineate the boundary between the ocean and the land. Historical tidal data were used to create models of how Jekyll Island would fare under various calculations of sea-level rise and under tropical storm and hurricane storm surge conditions.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-08-combine-remote-technologies-highly-coastal.html#jCp

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Mars Science Laboratory

Mars Science Laboratory | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
Mars Science Laboratory the next rover to explore the planet mars - information, videos and pictures...

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Plants | Remote sensing

Plants | Remote sensing | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

Remote sensing of plants via camera. But how can plants do their  remote sensing?

A National Geographic documentary, Sex, Drugs and Plants, shows how plants can think, feel, camouflage…and seduce. After you watch it, you feel badly about how humans are abusing the world of plants and trees, and how closely similar humans are, not only to apes but also to dandelions...

 

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Paving the Amazon: Study helps predict potential deforestation rates

Paving the Amazon: Study helps predict potential deforestation rates | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) scientists (Brazil) are helping to estimate the extent of deforestation that accompanies road paving in the Amazon — even before such roads have been built — which could allow state planners to better assess the costs and benefits of development projects in the region.

The standardization of methodologies and the extensive spatial and temporal framework of the analysis are exciting as they allow us to monitor a dynamic region with global significance as it enters an era of increased road connectivity and massive potential forest loss. The study region is the MAP frontier, which covers Madre de Dios in Peru, Acre in Brazil, and Pando in Bolivia. Read more in Roads as drivers of change ...

 

Forests Blog, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)...

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems' Remote Sensing Technology Used ...

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems' Remote Sensing Technology Used Against Bark Beetles in National Forests.

 

Remote telemetry is used for the finding of the beetles (the first step to defeating them) is mainly ground work, and therefore the paper will then propose a few new methods using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as a way to find the bugs. Finally, the paper will briefly cover other methods to help eradicate the bark beetles that are possible using UAS in a more direct approach than just finding the affected areas. It will also cover implementation and logistics of the operation from a Forest Service’s stand point. It will also point out the advantages and disadvantages of the UAS method over more traditional means.

 

Remote sensing from UAS can help in finding attacked trees. There are 600 types of bark beetles in the continental United States and Canada. Two hundred of these species are in California alone. At least 10 new species have been found since 2002 in California. Most species attack conifer trees, though some of them, such as the shorthole borer, attack broadleaf trees.

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UK: Space age agronomy on show at the World Potato Congress - FreshPlaza

UK: Space age agronomy on show at the World Potato Congress - FreshPlaza | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

UK: Space age agronomy on show at the World Potato Congress; better canopy measurement is the key to improved crop monitoring.

 

Satellite technology developed during the Cold War is set to deliver state-of-the-art crop monitoring systems to help growers improve agronomy and drive up profits.

 

Satellite remote sensing can inform observations of crop canopy development at scale. When used with meteorology, soils data and crop models, growers can monitor in-season production and reduce water use to achieve more favourable yields at a lower cost,” she explains. “Growers can evaluate many more fields with remotely-sensed data than they could by walking them – we are saving time with technology.”

 

World Potato Congress takes place every three years, and the 2012 Edinburgh event on 27-30 May is world class, attracting speakers from the USA, GB, The Netherlands, China, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Canada. It will provide a unique opportunity for growers and the whole industry to share information and uncover vital new knowledge.

 

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Can remote sensing estimate fine-scale quality indicators of natural habitats? 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.01.025 : Ecological Indicators | ScienceDirect.com

Can remote sensing estimate fine-scale quality indicators of natural habitats? 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.01.025 : Ecological Indicators | ScienceDirect.com | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
Modelling can connect macro-scale remote sensing with fine-scale quality indicators of natural habitats http://t.co/dBunsNM2...
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100 new Russian satellites - The Voice of Russia

100 new Russian satellites - The Voice of Russia | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

The Voice of Russia: 100 new Russian satellites

 

One hundred new military satellites will be launched in the nearest decade, to improve reconnaissance and cruise missiles detection, Vladimir Popovkin, the head of the Roscosmos, announces. However, when it comes to spacecraft is not only military satellites that Russia needs.

 

Just in contrast to GLONASS, current situation with the Earth remote sensing in Russia is far from satisfactory...

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New Way to Map Drought and Water Use

New Way to Map Drought and Water Use | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

One application of the remotely sensed evapotranspiration (ET) maps will be to monitor drought over the United States from a satellite's perspective.


ThePoultrySite.com: Anderson and Kustas and colleagues have simplified the estimation of ET by using measurements of land-surface temperature obtained from weather and research satellites. With this data, they can infer soil moisture without needing data on precipitation, soil characteristics or anything else below the Earth’s surface.

Their ET maps can discriminate rivers, lakes, irrigated crop–land, and wetlands based on the cooler surface temperatures.

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GIS & Remote Sensing

GIS & Remote Sensing | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Zylshal. (GIS & Remote Sensing is out!
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Earsc: 3rd EARSeL Workshop Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaelogy and cultural heritage management

19-22 September 2012, Ghent, Belgium: 3rd EARSeL Workshop Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaelogy and cultural heritage management.

The Gent workshop will be focused on strategical issues which involve not only the knowledge improvement but also the contribution of Remote Sensing for a sustainable management of cultural resources not only in Europe but also and mainly in emerging and developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Topics and deadlines:

Airborne and spaceborne hypespectral data; LiDAR; multispectral very high and high resolution optical satellite imagery; open data source (Modis, Vegetation, etc..); SAR; thermal imaging; declassified intelligence satellite photographs.
Both papers and posters are welcome to be presented during the workshop.

Submission of abstracts: Feb 29, 2012

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2012

Definitive Programme: May 1, 2012

Early Registration deadline: June 1, 2012

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Investigating sensitivity in a Central European landscape

Investigating sensitivity in a Central European landscape | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

SPIE Newsroom: Studies of precipitation and biomass production in the Carpathian Basin indicate warmer summers in the next century.


For at least 30 years, remote sensing has been used for the continuous monitoring of the Earth's surface, providing opportunities for long-term evaluation of vegetation changes. The authors analyzed the relationship between biomass and precipitation, which is one of the most important climate elements, over the Illancs microregion in Hungary. 

Ladányi Z, Rakonczai J van Leeuwen B (2011) Studies of precipitation and biomass production in the Carpathian Basin indicate warmer summers in the next century. 1 December 2011, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.1201111.003929

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Near Remote Sensing to Track Changes in Phenology in Forests

Near Remote Sensing to Track Changes in Phenology in Forests | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

This year, the Richardson Lab of Harvard University and the Friedl lab of Boston University set out to study climate change using two different methods, remote sensing and near remote sensing in phenology of forests.


Phenology is the study of life cycles in various organisms. Specifically, we’ve been looking at tree phenology, tracking spring leaf out (when the trees start growing leaves after lying dormant all winter) and autumn senescence (when the leaves begin to change colors and drop from the trees). This summer, we have had the opportunity to challenge the question “Can webcam imagery track phenological changes?”


Team Harvard By Dmitri Ilushin, Sascha Perry, and Hannah Skolnik Team Harvard is comprised of Dmitri Ilushin of Harvard University; Sascha Perry, Lincoln University in Missouri; and Hannah Skolnik of Columbia University

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Trimble Introduces cBin to Remotely Monitor and Collect Recycling Containers - Sacramento Bee

Trimble Introduces cBin to Remotely Monitor and Collect Recycling Containers - Sacramento Bee | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
Trimble Introduces cBin to Remotely Monitor and Collect Recycling ContainersSacramento BeeThe cBin solution consists of a remote sensor in a container that sends fill level and asset status information via wireless communications to a Web portal...
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Italy: Remote sensing and GIS techiniques to study Psa - FreshPlaza

Italy: Remote sensing and GIS techiniques to study Psa - FreshPlaza | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

FreshPlazaItaly: Remote sensing and GIS techiniques to study Pseudomonas siringae actinidia. Within the Project of Lazio Region on kiwifruit bacterial canker, the results of a pilot study were presented, which were developed in the area of Cisterna (LT province), by applying advanced techniques of remote sensing and GIS to monitor this bacterial disease.

 

The project, based on the electromagnetic spectrum and infra-red image of kiwi fruit areas affected by Psa, investigats the reflectance curves emitted by the canopy of healthy and diseased kiwi fruit plants with the aim of developing computerized maps and to gain an overview of the spread/outbreak of the disease and to support strategies for containing the disease and be a valuable technological support, updated in real time, for plant protection services and more.

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Satellites map Earth's vital resources - Space Ref

Satellites map Earth's vital resources - Space Ref | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

Satellites map Earth's vital resourcesSpace Ref (press release)

Polarimetric InSAR - or Pol-InSAR - is a remote sensing technique based on polarimetric information in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images.

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Remote Sensing for Assessing Rhizoctonia Crown and Root Rot Severity in Sugar Beet

Remote Sensing for Assessing Rhizoctonia Crown and Root Rot Severity in Sugar Beet | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

Rhizoctonia crown and root rot (RCRR), caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-2-2, is an increasingly important disease of sugar beet in Minnesota and North Dakota. Disease ratings are based on subjective, visual estimates of root rot severity. Remote sensing was evaluated as an alternative method to assess RCRR.

 

Plant Disease, Volume 96, Issue 4, Page 497-505, April 2012.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-10-0831

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Theory Announcements: [DMANET] Data Mining in Agriculture

3rd Workshop on Data Mining in Agriculture (DMA'2012) co-hosted with ICDM'2012, July 20th, 2012, Berlin, Germany

 

The list of topics includes: Analysis of Remote Sensor Data - Feature Selection on Agricultural Data - Evaluation of Data Mining Experiments - Spatial Autocorrelation in Agricultural Data - Information Extraction from Species Databases - Data-Based Approaches to Tackling Plant Diseases.

 

Data mining, the art and science of intelligent analysis of (usually large) data sets for meaningful (and previously unknown) insights, is nowadays actively applied in a wide range of disciplines related to agriculture. Due to the emerging importance of data mining techniques and methodologies in the area of agriculture, this workshop aims to bring together practitioners and researchers in this field. It creates a community of people who are actively using data mining tools and techniques and apply them to agriculture data.

 

Online submission of papers until: April 13th, 2012

 

 

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Short Trees Have No Reason To Live - Discovery News

Short Trees Have No Reason To Live - Discovery News | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

Climate models have previously anticipated the advance of trees to higher elevations in mountainous regions, only to have regional influences such as reindeer populations prove a greater influence. Now a new map of Earth's forest height (above) is showing that whatever is happening with the tree line - the trees themselves in the alpine regions are giving up on reaching for the stars.

 

Our map contains one of the best descriptions of the height of Earth's forests currently available at regional and global scales," said remote sensing engineer Marc Simard of NASA's Jet...

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Agriculture Ministry, Isro to forecast accurate farm production - Economic Times

Agriculture Ministry, Isro to forecast accurate farm production - Economic Times | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
Agriculture Ministry, Isro to forecast accurate farm productionEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: The union agriculture ministry is gearing up to provide advance and accurate forecast of farm output in the kharif season by setting up a remote sensing centre...
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Remote Sensing | How Robust Are Burn Severity ...

Remotely sensed indices of burn severity are now commonly used by researchers and land managers to assess fire effects, but their relationship to field-based assessments of burn severity has been evaluated only in a few ecosystems. This analysis illustrates two cases in which methodological refinements to field-based and remotely sensed indices of burn severity developed in one location did not show the same improvement when used in a new location.



Cansler CA & McKenzie D (2012) How Robust Are Burn Severity Indices When Applied in a New Region? Evaluation of Alternate Field-Based and Remote-Sensing Methods. Remote Sens. 2012, 4(2), 456-483; doi:10.3390/rs4020456

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Remote Sensing of Planet Earth - Isis Innovation Licensing Opportunity

Remote Sensing of Planet Earth - Isis Innovation Licensing Opportunity | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
New #technology from @IsisInnovation: reflective #optic system for remote sensing of planet Earth http://t.co/SVFRA2c9 #satellite...
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Webinar - The Power of GIS and Remote Sensing...Together in a Single Solution - GISuser.com (press release)

Webinar - The Power of GIS and Remote Sensing...Together in a Single Solution - GISuser.com (press release) | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it
Webinar - The Power of GIS and Remote Sensing...Together in a Single SolutionGISuser.com (press release)This webinar is targeted to geospatial data analysts who incorporate remotely sensed imagery into their workflows.
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Landsat Science

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Landsat satellites provide repetitive coverage of continental Earth surfaces in the visible, near-infrared, short-wave, and thermal infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.


A series of Landsat satellites has been continuously in orbit since 1972, collecting an invaluable time sequence of global imagery that records decades of land-use and land-cover changes. The recent decision by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide Landsat imagery free of charge has led to an explosion in applications, enabling unprecedented study of global deforestation, changes in cropping systems and irrigation practices, and conversion of land from its natural state to managed or urban use.

Today, the continuity of this valuable historical record is under threat. At present, only Landsat 7 is still collecting data, but at degraded capacity due to a component failure in 2003. Landsat 8 is scheduled for launch by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) no earlier than January 2013. Thus, much of the 2012 growing season will have limited coverage by Landsat imagery, a first since the early 1970s.

Landsat's thermal and optical sensors provide invaluable high-resolution (30 to 120 meters) information for monitoring global production of food and fiber, crop health, available soil moisture, and early warning of drought.

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Remote Sensing | Monitoring Land Conversion by Artificial Sprawl

Remote Sensing | Monitoring Land Conversion by Artificial Sprawl | Remote Sensing & Plants | Scoop.it

The French Ministry of Agriculture needs reliable and repeatable spatial-temporal methods to locate and quantify loss of land at both local and national scales. The main objective of this study was to design a repeatable method to monitor land conversion characterized by artificial sprawl using an Object-Based Image Analysis method.


Dupuy S, Barbe E, Balestrat M (2012) An Object-Based Image Analysis Method for Monitoring Land Conversion by Artificial Sprawl Use of RapidEye and IRS Data. Remote Sens. 2012, 4(2), 404-423; doi:10.3390/rs4020404


via ISPRS - Advancing Remote Sensing Science, Advances in Remote Sensing of Wildland Fires, Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Earth Observation Technology Cluster

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