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Written by leading global experts, including pioneers in the field, the four-volume set on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Second Edition, reviews existing stateof- 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.
Hyperspectral remote sensing or imaging spectroscopy data has been increasingly used in studying and assessing the biophysical and biochemical properties of agricultural crops and natural vegetation. Volume III, Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization and Plant Species Studies demonstrates the methods that are developed and used to study terrestrial vegetation using hyperspectral data. This volume includes extensive discussions on hyperspectral data processing and how to implement data processing mechanisms for specific biophysical and biochemical applications such as crop yield modeling, crop biophysical and biochemical property characterization, and crop moisture assessments. The concluding chapter provides readers with useful guidance on the highlights and essence of Volume III through the editors’ perspective.
Key Features of Volume III:
"Very comprehensive and an excellent reference, both for practitioners in the field as well as students hoping to learn more about the uses of Hyperspectral Data for characterizing a diverse set of vegetation…There are books by other authors on Hyperspectral approaches and vegetation characterization(non-hyperspectral), but I believe this book stands alone as the final word on Hyperspectral characterization of vegetation. In fact, all the premier works in literature on Hyperspectral characterization of vegetation have been authored by Thenkabail et al.!"
--Dr. Thomas George, CEO, SaraniaSat Inc.
"The publication of the four-volume set, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Second Edition, is a landmark effort in providing an important, valuable, and timely contribution that summarizes the state of spectroscopy-based understanding of the Earth’s terrestrial and near shore environments."
--Susan L. Ustin, John Muir Institute
"The second edition of the book is major revision effort and covers all the aspects most descriptively and explicitly for the students, academia and professionals across the discipline. The book provides breadth of innovative applications of mathematical techniques to extract information from the hyperspectral image data. The chapters are contributed by internationally renowned authors in their respective fields…The hand book Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation by Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon and Alfredo Huete is most comprehensive, designed for learning and the best book in the discipline today."
--Dr. P.S. Roy, ICRISAT-CGIAR
"This book is an absolute gem. The history, the contemporary and the future of hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation is contained within these pages. New topics on data mining and machine learning are hugely helpful to understand how scientists can go about processing these massive data sets. With great societal challenges such as food security, sustainability, deforestation and land use change, the research presented in this book provides clear evidence that hyperspectral remote sensing has an important and valuable role to play.
The book is a great resource for undergraduate, postgraduate students, research and academics. There is something in this book for everyone. I want it on my shelf."
--Prof. Kevin Tansey, Leicester Institute for Space & Earth Observation
Section I: Vegetation Biophysical and Biochemical Properties
1. Recent Developments in Remote Estimation of Crop Biophysical and Biochemical Properties at Various Scales
[Anatoly A. Gitelson]
2. Hyperspectral Assessment of Ecophysiological Functioning for Diagnostics of Crops and Vegetation
[Yoshio Inoue, Roshanak Darvishzadeh, and Andrew Skidmore]
3. Spectral and Spatial Methods for Hyperspectral and Thermal Image-Analysis to Estimate Biophysical and Biochemical Properties of Agricultural Crops
[Yafit Cohen and Victor Alchanatis]
4. Spectral and 3D Nonspectral Approaches to Crop Trait Estimation Using Ground and UAV Sensing
[Helge Aasen and Georg Bareth]
5. Photosynthetic Efficiency and Vegetation Stress
[Elizabeth M. Middleton, K. Fred Huemmrich, Qingyuan Zhang, Petya K.E. Campbell, and David R. Landis]
Section II: Plant Species Identification and Discrimination
6. Crop Type Discrimination Using Hyperspectral Data: Advances and Perspectives
[Lênio Soares Galvão, José Carlos Neves Epiphanio, Fábio Marcelo Breunig, and Antônio Roberto Formaggio]
7. Identification of Canopy Species in Tropical Forests Using Hyperspectral Data
[Matthew L. Clark]
8. Characteristics of Tropical Tree Species in Hyperspectral and Multispectral Data
[Matheus Pinheiro Ferreira, Cibele Hummel do Amaral, Gaia Vaglio Laurin, Raymond Kokaly, Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho, and Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro]
9. Detecting and Mapping Invasive Plant Species Using Hyperspectral Data
10. Visible, Near Infrared, and Thermal Spectral Radiance On-Board UAVs for High-Throughput Phenotyping of Plant Breeding Trials
[Scott C. Chapman, Bangyou Zheng, Andries B. Potgieter, Wei Guo, Frederic Baret, Shouyang Liu, Simon Madec, Benoit Solan, Barbara George-Jaeggli, Graeme L. Hammer, and David R. Jordan]
Section III: Conclusions
11. Fifty Years of Advances in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Vegetation—Summary, Insights, and Highlights of Volume III: Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization and Plant Species Studies
[Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, and Alfredo Huete]