Applications of Remote Sensing to Agrometeorology: by Ph. Hartl (auth.), F. Toselli (eds.)

By Ph. Hartl (auth.), F. Toselli (eds.)

Within the framework of Ispra classes, a direction on "Applications of distant Sensing to Agrometeorology" used to be held from April sixth to tenth, 1987 on the Joint learn Centre of the ecu groups, Ispra Italy. the aim of the path used to be to familiarize scientists, energetic in Agrometeorology and comparable fields, with distant sensing concepts and their strength purposes of their respective disciplines. traditional flooring investigations in a number of fields of average sciences similar to hydrology, pedology and agrometeorology could be supple­ mented by means of a variety of tools carried through airborne or earth orbiting structures. the previous few years, specifically, have obvious many advancements during this appreciate and a transforming into quantity of knowledge can now be derived not just from devoted earth assets satellites akin to the LANDSAT and see, but additionally from different structures resembling METEOSAT and the sequence of NOAA-TIROS. destiny structures (ERS-l, area Station, etc.) with their complex sensors will additional increase the diversity of purposes open to the investigators. using those information assets, including box investigations, can lead, at a discounted rate, to a greater characterization of the spatial and temporal homes of traditional systems.

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Image processing equipment figures among the newest computer peripherals on the market, but it is presently developing at a spanking rate and the number of laboratories acquiring it is growing fast. The aim of this paper is to bridge the gap between the languages spoken by naturalists on the one hand, and by computer specialists on the other, and thus to help the geographer, geologist, agronomer, oceanographer, etc. to see whether it is worthwhile for him to make an effort to obtain the collaboration of a computer specialist to solve his problem .

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