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

M. J. Hill, N. P. Hanan, William Hoffmann, R. Scholes, Sam Prince, J Ferwerda, Robyn 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
    Title of host publication34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
    Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
    PublisherInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781877040832
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE 2011 34th): The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring - Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Duration: 10 Apr 201115 Apr 2011
    Conference number: 2011 (34th)

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE 2011 34th)
    Abbreviated titleISRSE
    CountryAustralia
    CitySydney, NSW
    Period10/04/1115/04/11

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