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Remote sensing of ash tree health associated with the emerald ash borer via analyses of fluctuations in land-based and satellite-based data indices
Author(s): George Tremberger; Sunil Dehipawala; Todd Holden; Paul J. Marchese; Tak D. Cheung
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Paper Abstract

The beetle, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, was introduced to Michigan in 2002 and has since spread to many other states. In recent years, it has been reported in parts of New York. The fluctuations in satellite data signal associated with indices describing ash tree health, such as leaf area index (LAI) and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NVDI) as reported by the MODIS, have been studied. The fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR) data was also studied. MODIS hyperspectral data, as calibrated to winged aircraft hyperspectral data, was used for ash tree characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8513, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IX, 851304 (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929786
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George Tremberger, Queensborough Community College (United States)
Sunil Dehipawala, Queensborough Community College (United States)
Todd Holden, Queensborough Community College (United States)
Paul J. Marchese, Queensborough Community College (United States)
Tak D. Cheung, Queensborough Community College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8513:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IX
Wei Gao; Thomas J. Jackson, Editor(s)

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