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With the launch of NASA's Terra satellite and the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), operational Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) and albedo products are now being made available to the scientific community. The MODIS BRDF/Albedo algorithm makes use of a semiempirical kernel-driven bidirectional reflectance model(More)
It is currently predicted that the human population, measured globally, will reach 8.9 billion by the year 2050, rising from a figure of just over 6 billion at the turn of the millennium (Harrison and Pearce, 2000). The overwhelming majority of this growthöperhaps as much as 95% (Harrison and Pearce, 2000) öis expected to occur within and around existing(More)
— The European Space Agency's Project for On-Board Autonomy is intended to demonstrate a range of innovations in the design, construction and operation of small satellites. It carries a number of scientific instruments, the most advanced of which is the Compact High-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer. A typical nadir image is 13km × 13km in size and has 18(More)
The Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (CHRIS), to be launched on board the PROBA (Project for On-Board Autonomy) satellite in 2001/2002, will provide remotely-sensed data for terrestrial and atmospheric applications. The mission is intended to demonstrate the potential of a compact, low-cost, imaging spectrometer when combined with a small, agile(More)
Per-pixel classification algorithms are poorly equipped to monitor urban land use i n images acquired by the current generation of high spatial resolution satellite sensors. This is because urban areas commonly comprise a complex spatial assemblage of spectrally distinct land-cover types. In this study, a technique is described that attempts to derive(More)
— The first Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrora-diometer (MODIS) instrument is planned for launch by NASA in 1998. This instrument will provide a new and improved capability for terrestrial satellite remote sensing aimed at meeting the needs of global change research. The MODIS standard products will provide new and improved tools for moderate resolution(More)