2nd Edition

Hyperspectral Indices and Image Classifications for Agriculture and Vegetation

Edited By Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Alfredo Huete Copyright 2019
    332 Pages 85 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    332 Pages 85 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    332 Pages 85 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 II, Hyperspectral Indices and Image Classifications for Agriculture and Vegetation evaluates the performance of hyperspectral narrowband or imaging spectroscopy data with specific emphasis on the uses and applications of hyperspectral narrowband vegetation indices in characterizing, modeling, mapping, and monitoring agricultural crops and vegetation. This volume presents and discusses topics such as the non-invasive quantification of foliar pigments, leaf nitrogen concentration of cereal crop, the estimation of nitrogen content in crops and pastures, and forest leaf chlorophyll content, among others. The concluding chapter provides readers with useful guidance on the highlights and essence of Volume II through the editors’ perspective.

    Key Features of Volume II:

    • Provides the fundamentals of hyperspectral narrowband vegetation indices and hyperspectral derivative vegetation indices and their applications in agriculture and vegetation studies.

    • Discusses the latest advances in hyperspectral image classification methods and their applications.

    • Explains the massively big hyperspectral sensing data processing on cloud computing architectures.

    • Highlights the state-of-the-art methods in the field of hyperspectral narrowband vegetation indices for monitoring agriculture, vegetation, and their properties such as plant water content, nitrogen, chlorophyll, and others at leaf, canopy, field, and landscape scales.

    • Includes best global expertise on hyperspectral remote sensing of agriculture, crop water use, plant species detection, crop productivity and water productivity mapping, and modeling.

    Section I: Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices

    1. Hyperspectral vegetation indices

    2. [Dar A. Roberts, Keely L. Roth, Erin B. Wetherley, Susan K. Meerdink, and Ryan L. Perroy]

    3. Derivative hyperspectral vegetation indices in characterizing forest biophysical and biochemical quantities

    4. [Quan Wang, Jia Jin, Rei Sonobe, and Jing Ming Chen]

      Section II: Hyperspectral Image Classification Methods and Approaches

    5. Hyperpsectral image classification methods in vegetation and agricultural

    6. cropland studies

      [Edoardo Pasolli, Saurabh Prasad, Melba M. Crawford, and James C. Tilton]

    7. Big Data Processing on Cloud Computing Architectures for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

    8. [Zebin Wu, Jin Sun, and Yi Zhang]

      Section III: Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices Applications to Agriculture and Vegetation

    9. Non-invasive Quantification of Foliar Pigments: Principles and Implementation

    10. [Anatoly Gitelson and Alexei Solovchenko]

    11. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Leaf Nitrogen Concentration in Cereal Crops

    12. [Tao Cheng, Yan Zhu, Dong Li, Xia Yao, and Kai Zhou]

    13. Optical remote sensing of vegetation water content

    14. [Colombo Roberto, Busetto Lorenzo, Meroni Michele, Rossini Micol, and Panigada Cinzia]

    15. Estimation of nitrogen content in herbaceous plants using hyperspectral vegetation indices

    16. [D. Stroppiana, F. Fava, M. Boschetti, and P.A. Brivio]

    17. Hyperspectral remote sensing of leaf chlorophyll content: from leaf, canopy, to landscape scales

    18. [Yongqin Zhang]

      Section IV: Conclusions

    19. Fifty-years of Advances in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Vegetation: Summary, Insights, and Highlights of Volume II: Hyperspectral Vegetation Indices and Image Classifications for Agriculture and Vegetation

    [Prasad S. Thenkabil, John G. Lyon, and Alfredo Huete]


    Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail, Research Geographer-15, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), is a world-recognized expert in remote sensing science with multiple major contributions in the field sustained over more than 30 years. He obtained his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1992 and has over 140+ peer-reviewed scientific publications. Dr. Thenkabail has conducted pioneering cutting-edge research in the area of hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation (https://www.usgs.gov/wgsc/GHISA/) and in that of global croplands and their water use for food security (www.croplands.org). Dr. Thenkabail’s contributions to series of leading edited books on remote sensing science along with his research and other contributions in the subject places his as a noted global expert in remote sensing science. He edited three-volume book entitled Remote Sensing Handbook published by Taylor and Francis, with 82 chapters and more than 2000 pages, widely considered a "magnus opus" encyclopedic standard reference for students, scholars, practitioners, and major experts in remote sensing science. He has recently completed editing four-volume Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation. He has also edited a book on Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security. He is currently an editor-in-chief of the Remote Sensing open access journal published by MDPI; an associate editor of the journal Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PERS) of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS); and an editorial advisory board member of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. NASA and USGS selected him on the Landsat Science team (2007-2011). Earlier, he served on the editorial board of Remote Sensing of Environment for many years (2007–2017). He has won three best paper awards from ASPRS for his publications in PE&RS. Detailed bio of Dr. Thenkabail can be found here: https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/prasad-thenkabail

    John G. Lyon has conducted scientific and engineering research and administrative functions throughout his career. He is formerly the senior physical scientist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of the Science Advisor in Washington, DC, where he co-led work on the Group on Earth Observations and the USGEO subcommittee of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, and research on geospatial issues. Lyon was director of ORD’s Environmental Sciences Division for approximately eight years. He was educated at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    Professor Alfredo Huete leads the Ecosystem Dynamics Health and Resilience research program within the Climate Change Cluster (C3) at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His main research interest is in using remote sensing to study and analyze broad scale vegetation health and functioning. Recently, he used remote sensing and field measurements to understand the phenology patterns of tropical rainforests and savannas in the Amazon and Southeast Asia and his Amazon work was featured in a National Geographic television special entitled "The Big Picture". Currently his research involves coupling eddy covariance tower flux measurements with ground spectral sensors and satellite observations to study carbon and water cycling across Australian landscapes. He is actively involved with several international space programs, including the NASA-EOS MODIS Science Team, the Japanese JAXA GCOM-SGLI Science Team, the European PROBA-V User Expert Group, and NPOESS-VIIRS advisory group.