Written by leading global experts, including pioneers in the field, the four-volume set on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Second Edition, reviews existing state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of hyperspectral data in the study and management of agricultural crops and natural vegetation.
Volume IV, Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation discusses the use of hyperspectral or imaging spectroscopy data in numerous specific and advanced applications, such as forest management, precision farming, managing invasive species, and local to global land cover change detection. It emphasizes the importance of hyperspectral remote sensing tools for studying vegetation processes and functions as well as the appropriate use of hyperspectral data for vegetation management practices. The concluding chapter provides readers with useful guidance on the highlights and essence of Volume IV through the editors’ perspective.
Key Features of Volume IV:
- Guides readers to harness the capabilities of the most recent advances in applying hyperspectral remote sensing technology to the study of terrestrial vegetation.
- Includes specific applications on agriculture, crop management practices, study of crop stress and diseases, crop characteristics based on inputs (e.g., nitrogen, irrigation), study of vegetation impacted by heavy metals, gross and net primary productivity studies, light use efficiency studies, crop water use and actual evapotranspiration studies, phenology monitoring, land use and land cover studies, global change studies, plant species detection, wetland and forest characterization and mapping, crop productivity and crop water productivity mapping, and modeling.
- Encompasses hyperspectral or imaging spectroscopy data in narrow wavebands used across visible, red-edge, near-infrared, far-infrared, shortwave infrared, and thermal portions of the spectrum.
- Explains the implementation of hyperspectral remote sensing data processing mechanisms in a standard, fast, and efficient manner for their applications.
- Discusses cloud computing to overcome hyperspectral remote sensing massive big data challenges.
- Provides hyperspectral analysis of rocky surfaces on the earth and other planetary systems.
Section I: Detecting Crop Management Practices, Plant Stress, and Disease 1. Using Hyperspectral Data in Precision Farming Applications 2. Hyperspectral Narrowbands and Their Indices in Study of Nitrogen Content of Cotton Crops 3. Analysis of the Effects of Heavy Metals on Vegetation Hyperspectral Reflectance Properties Section II: Vegetation Processes and Function (ET, Water Use, GPP, LUE, Phenology) 4. Mapping the Distribution and Abundance of Flowering Plants Using Hyperspectral Sensing 5. Crop Water Productivity Estimation with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing 6. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Tools for Quantifying Plant Litter and Invasive Species in Arid Ecosystems 7. Hyperspectral Applications to Landscape Phenology Section III: Land Cover, Forests, and Wetland and Urban Applications Using Hyperspectral Data 8. The Use of Hyperspectral Earth Observation Data for Land Use/Cover Classification: Present Status, Challenges, and Future Outlook 9. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Forest Management 10. Characterization of Pastures Using Field and Imaging Spectrometers 11. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Wetland Vegetation Section IV: Thermal, SWIR, and Visible Remote Sensing 12. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Fire: A Review Section V: Hyperspectral Data in Global Change Studies 13. Hyperspectral Data in Long-Term, Cross-Sensor Continuity Studies Section VI: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Other Planets 14. Hyperspectral Analysis of Rocky Surfaces on Earth and Other Planetary Bodies Section VII: Conclusions 15. Fifty Years of Advances in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Vegetation—Summary, Insights, and Highlights of Volume IV: Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation