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Application of remote sensing in Chinese forestry
Author(s): Xianwen Zhao; Chao Yuan
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Paper Abstract

Satellite data was regarded as a main information source by many key projects in forestry for the past 20 years. such as the comprehensive inventory of remote sensing in "Three north" protection forest, monitoring and assessing on forest fire, evaluation Yunnan provincial tropical forest in southwest China, assessing forest ecological effect, preventing desertification, monitoring insects and innovating on current forest resources survey system, etc. Under the support of computer techniques and models, a relationship was established between remote sensing data and forest environmental factors, so they can express and estimated with quantitative methods. The satellite data being used include TM.. SPOT NOAA ERS-1 and Radarsat. This paper aims to introduce the application ofsatellite remote sensing data in Chinese forestry, especially the methods of estimating for growing stock volume, appraising the efficiency of using remote sensing data, estimating forest fuels with remote sensing, discovering early and assessment on forest fire, as well as brief introduction of remote sensing application in ecological forestry forest environment and forestry division. All ofwork mentioned in this paper is special achievements of Chinese forestry experts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3502, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Application, (17 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317789
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Xianwen Zhao, Ministry of Forestry (China)
Chao Yuan, Ministry of Forestry (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3502:
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Application
Robert O. Green; Qingxi Tong, Editor(s)

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