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Monitoring Of Biogenic Emissions Using Remote Sensing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR030231

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

536 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

E. Paliouras, K.P. Gunther, S.W. Maier, P. Tungalagsaikhan, S. Fistric, K. Wisskirchen & T. Holzer-Popp

Abstract

Monitoring of biogenic emissions using remote sensing E. Paliouras, K. P. Giinther, S. W. Maier, P. Tungalagsaikhan, S. Fistric, K. Wisskirchen & T. Holzer-Popp German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany Abstract The emission of biogenic compounds has implications for both air quality and climate stability through either direct effects, or through changes they cause in atmospheric chemistry. Some important compounds currently being studied are the so-called biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) that include isoprene, monoterpene and methane. Until recently, the role of remote sensing in BVOC estimation was limited to the classification of land-cover types. However, remote sensing data can provide much more information and great strides have been made in the derivation of information from satellite data related to vegetation that could then be coupled with models of biogenic compound emission in order to make more accurate flux estimations. The German R

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