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Title: Toward a national early warning system for forest disturbances using remotely sensed canopy phenology

Author: Hargrove, William W.; Spruce, Joseph P.; Gasser, Gerald E.; Hoffman, Forrest M.

Date: 2009

Source: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 75:1150-1156.

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Imagine a national system with the ability to quickly identify forested areas under attack from insects or disease. Such an early warning system might minimize surprises such as the explosion of caterpillars referred to in the quotation above. Moderate resolution (ca. 500m) remote sensing repeated at frequent (ca. weekly) intervals could power such a monitoring system that would respond in near real-time. An ideal warning system would be national in scope, automated, able to improve its prognostic ability with experience, and would provide regular map updates online in familiar and accessible formats.

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Hargrove, William W., Joseph P. Spruce, Gerald E. Gasser, and Forrest M. Hoffman. 2009. Toward a national early warning system for forest disturbances using remotely sensed canopy phenology. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 75:1150-1156.

 


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