A volume in the three-volume Remote Sensing Handbook series, Land Resources Monitoring, Modeling, and Mapping with Remote Sensing documents the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place during the last 50 years. The other two volumes in the series are Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies, and Remo

part Section I|68 pages

Vegetation and Biomass

chapter 1|20 pages

Monitoring Photosynthesis from Space

ByAlfredo Huete, Guillermo Ponce-Campos, Yongguang Zhang, Natalia Restrepo-Coupe, Xuanlong Ma, Mary Susan Moran

part Section II|166 pages

Agricultural Croplands

chapter 4|42 pages


ByClement Atzberger, Francesco Vuolo, Anja Klisch, Felix Rembold, Michele Meroni, Marcio Pupin Mello, Antonio Formaggio

chapter 5|18 pages

Agricultural Systems Studies Using Remote Sensing

ByAgnès Bégué, Damien Arvor, Camille Lelong, Elodie Vintrou, Margareth Simoes

chapter 6|30 pages

Global Food Security Support Analysis Data at Nominal 1 km (GFSAD1km) Derived from Remote Sensing in Support of Food Security in the Twenty-First Century: Current Achievements and Future Possibilities

ByPardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Jun Xiong, Murali Krishna Gumma, Chandra Giri, Cristina Milesi, Mutlu Ozdogan, Russell G. Congalton, James Tilton, Temuulen Tsagaan Sankey, Richard Massey, Aparna Phalke, Kamini Yadav

chapter 7|18 pages

Precision Farming

ByDavid J. Mulla, Yuxin Miao

chapter 8|22 pages

Remote Sensing of Tillage Status

ByBaojuan Zheng, James B. Campbell, Guy Serbin, Craig S.T. Daughtry, Heather McNairn, Anna Pacheco

chapter 9|70 pages

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Terrestrial Applications

ByPrasad S. Thenkabail, Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Murali Krishna Gumma, Venkateswarlu Dheeravath

part Section III|116 pages


chapter 10|40 pages

Global View of Remote Sensing of Rangelands: Evolution, Applications, Future Pathways

ByMatthew C. Reeves, Robert A. Washington-Allen, Jay Angerer, E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., Ranjani Wasantha Kulawardhana, Lalit Kumar, Tatiana Loboda, Thomas Loveland, Graciela Metternicht, R. Douglas Ramsey

chapter 11|32 pages

Remote Sensing of Rangeland Biodiversity

ByE. Raymond Hunt, Jr., Cuizhen Wang, D. Terrance Booth, Samuel E. Cox, Lalit Kumar, Matthew C. Reeves

chapter 12|42 pages

Characterization, Mapping, and Monitoring of Rangelands: Methods and Approaches

ByLalit Kumar, Priyakant Sinha, Jesslyn F. Brown, R. Douglas Ramsey, Matthew Rigge, Carson A. Stam, Alexander J. Hernandez, E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., Matthew C. Reeves

part Section IV|14 pages

Phenology and Food Security

chapter 13|12 pages

Global Land Surface Phenology and Implications for Food Security

ByMolly E. Brown, Kirsten M. de Beurs, Kathryn Grace

part Section V|122 pages


chapter 14|30 pages

Characterizing Tropical Forests with Multispectral Imagery

ByE.H. Helmer, Nicholas R. Goodwin, Valéry Gond, Carlos M. Souza, Jr., Gregory P. Asner

chapter 15|32 pages

Remote Sensing of Forests from Lidar and Radar

ByJuha Hyyppä, Mika Karjalainen, Xinlian Liang, Anttoni Jaakkola, Xiaowei Yu, Michael Wulder, Markus Hollaus, Joanne C. White, Mikko Vastaranta, Kirsi Karila, Harri Kaartinen, Matti Vaaja, Ville Kankare, Antero Kukko, Markus Holopainen, Hannu Hyyppä, Masato Katoh

chapter 16|20 pages

Forest Biophysical and Biochemical Properties from Hyperspectral and LiDAR Remote Sensing

ByGregory P. Asner, Susan L. Ustin, Philip A. Townsend, Roberta E. Martin, K. Dana Chadwick

chapter 17|38 pages

Optical Remote Sensing of Tree and Stand Heights

BySylvie Durrieu, Cédric Véga, Marc Bouvier, Frédéric Gosselin, Jean-Pierre Renaud, Laurent Saint-André

part Section VI|44 pages


chapter 18|16 pages

Biodiversity of the World: A Study from Space

ByThomas W. Gillespie, Andrew Fricker, Chelsea Robinson, Duccio Rocchini

chapter 19|26 pages

Multiscale Habitat Mapping and Monitoring Using Satellite Data and Advanced Image Analysis Techniques

ByStefan Lang, Christina Corbane, Palma Blonda, Kyle Pipkins, Michael Förster

part Section VII|46 pages


chapter 20|44 pages

Ecological Characterization of Vegetation Using Multisensor Remote Sensing in the Solar Reflective Spectrum

ByConghe Song, Jing Ming Chen, Taehee Hwang, Alemu Gonsamo, Holly Croft, Quanfa Zhang, Matthew Dannenberg, Yulong Zhang, Christopher Hakkenberg, Juxiang Li

part Section VIII|60 pages

Land Use/Land Cover

chapter 21|26 pages

Land Cover Change Detection

ByJohn Rogan, Nathan Mietkiewicz

chapter 22|32 pages

Land Use and Land Cover Mapping and Change Detection and Monitoring Using Radar Remote Sensing

ByZhixin Qi, Anthony Gar-On Yeh, Xia Li

part Section IX|22 pages


chapter 23|20 pages

Global Carbon Budgets and the Role of Remote Sensing

ByRichard A. Houghton

part Section X|130 pages


chapter 24|72 pages

Spectral Sensing from Ground to Space in Soil Science: State of the Art, Applications, Potential, and Perspectives

ByJosé A. M. Demattê, Cristine L.S. Morgan, Sabine Chabrillat, Rodnei Rizzo, Marston H.D. Franceschini, Fabrício da S. Terra, Gustavo M. Vasques, Johanna Wetterlind

chapter 25|56 pages

Remote Sensing of Soil in the Optical Domains

ByE. Ben-Dor, José A.M. Demattê

part Section XI|43 pages