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US forest types and predicted percent forest cover from AVHRR data
Two forest-cover maps of national scale have been produced under the 1993 Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment Update program. Both maps are based on 1-kilometre…
Cost studies on terrestrial photovoltaic power systems with sunlight concentration
MEASURING CANOPY STRUCTURE WITH AN AIRBORNE LASER ALTIMETER
Quantification of vegetation patterns and properties is needed to determine their role on the landscape and to develop management plans to conserve our natural resources. Quantifying vegetation…
Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar: Current Status and Future Directions. A Report to the Committee on Earth Sciences.
Abstract : This report provides a context in which questions put forth by NASA's Office of Mission to Planet Earth (OMPTE) regarding the next steps in spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR)…
Terrestrial concentrating photovoltaic power system studies
Comparison of Viking Lander Multispectral Images and Laboratory Reflectance Spectra of Terrestrial Samples
Simplified design guide for estimating photovoltaic flat array and system performance
Data fusion for investigating land subsidence and coal fire hazards in a coal mining area
Coal mining areas all over the world are often threatened by serious environmental hazards such as the occurrence of coal fires, land subsidence, etc. Coal fires burn away the natural non-renewable…
Combined photovoltaic/thermal system studies
Modelling of concentrating combined collectors (those that produce both electricity from solar cells as well as thermal energy from the sun's rays) is discussed. Particular attention is devoted to…