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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Remote sensing visualization and quantification of ammonia emission from an inland seabird colony
Author(s): David M. Tratt; Kerry N. Buckland; Stephen J. Young; Patrick D. Johnson; Karen A. Riesz; Kathy C. Molina
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing measurements of ammonia emitted by a near-monotypic seabird colony established on an islet in the Salton Sea (Imperial Valley, California) are described. The compact (3 ha) nature of the island affords a constrained environment that provides an ideal case study for validating models of ammonia emission from seabird colonies. Incorporated as part of a coordinated approach to future field campaigns, the techniques demonstrated would provide a means for validation and refinement of current seabird ammonia emission models on a case study basis. This would contribute to an improved understanding of the nitrogen cycle, especially in remote ocean locales.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2013
PDF: 11 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 7(1) 073475 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.7.073475
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
David M. Tratt, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Kerry N. Buckland, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Stephen J. Young, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Patrick D. Johnson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Karen A. Riesz, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (United States)
Kathy C. Molina, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (United States)

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