Improved ground-based remote-sensing systems help monitor plant response to climate and other changes

Fact Sheet 2016-3013
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Abstract

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are improving and developing new ground-based remote-sensing instruments and techniques to study how Earth’s vegetation responds to changing climates. Do seasonal grasslands and forests “green up” early (or late) and grow more (or less) during unusually warm years? How do changes in temperature and precipitation affect these patterns? Innovations in ground-based remote-sensing instrumentation can help us understand, assess, and mitigate the effects of climate change on vegetation and related land resources.

Suggested Citation

Dye, D.G., and Bogle, R.C., 2016, Improved ground-based remote-sensing systems help monitor plant response to climate and other changes: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3013, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163013.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • High Dynamic Range Land Vegetation Imaging System (HDR-LVIS)
  • High Dynamic Range All-Sky Imaging System (HDR-ASIS)
  • Future Work

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Improved ground-based remote-sensing systems help monitor plant response to climate and other changes
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3013
DOI 10.3133/fs20163013
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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