Remote sensing and modeling of savannas: The state of the dis-union

M.J. Hill*, N.P. Hanan, W. Hoffmann, R. Scholes, S. Prince, J. Ferwerda, R.M. Lucas, I. Baker, A. Arneth, S.I. Higgins, D.J. Barrett, M. Disney, L. Hutley

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Abstract

Tree-grass systems occupy nearly a quarter of the terrestrial surface (27 million km2). They face an uncertain future given pressures from land use change and climate change. Serious systems analysis, modeling, scenario development and ecosystems futures assessment for savannas is needed to avoid past mistakes in land management. Integration of measurement from field and remote sensing with multi-scale modeling is required to realize this. This paper summarizes the state of knowledge, key issues and capacity for savanna systems modeling using remote sensing. The authors contributed to a NASA workshop on remote sensing and modeling savannas.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 10 Apr 201115 Apr 2011
https://www.isprs.org/proceedings/2011/ISRSE-34/

Conference

Conference34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period10/04/1115/04/11
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Keywords

  • Grass
  • Model
  • Pattern
  • Remote sensing
  • Savanna
  • Scale
  • Structure
  • Tree
  • ITC-CV

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