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—This paper presents a revision, an update, and an extension of the generalized single-channel (SC) algorithm developed by Jiménez-Muñoz and Sobrino (2003), which was partic-ularized to the thermal-infrared (TIR) channel (band 6) located in the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor. The SC algorithm relies on the concept of atmospheric functions (AFs) which(More)
This work introduces a methodology for reducing the execution time of the kriging interpolation method without losing the quality of the model results, as occurs in simplified moving neighborhood solutions. The proposed solution distributes the computation applying parallel programming using MPI (Message Passing Interface) libraries in a HPC (High(More)
—This study measures the effect of lossy image compression on the digital classification of crops and forest areas. A hybrid classification method using satellite images and other variables has been used. The results contribute interesting new data on the influence of compression on the quality of the produced cartography, both from a " by pixel "(More)
[1] Land surface temperature (LST) is involved in many land surface processes such as evapotranspiration, net radiation, or air temperature modeling. In this paper we present an improved methodology to retrieve LST from Landsat 4 TM, Landsat 5 TM, and Landsat 7 ETM+ using four atmospheric databases covering different water vapor ranges (from 0 to 8 g cm À2)(More)
Maize with the insecticidal properties of the entomopathogenic bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner, known as Bt maize, has been sown in Europe since 1998. For several years, EU and Spanish regulations have required laboratory and field trials to assess risks of genetically modified crops for nontarget organisms prior to their authorization. Thirteen(More)
—Natural and crop vegetation phenologic data become indispensable when creating thematically and geographically detailed maps through satellite images classification. Several date acquisition is necessary to achieve this cartography. However, the presence of clouds, shadows, snow, etc, is usual when many different dates are used and that fact implies an(More)
Worldwide, plants obtained through genetic modification are subject to a risk analysis and regulatory approval before they can enter the market. An area of concern addressed in environmental risk assessments is the potential of genetically modified (GM) plants to adversely affect non-target arthropods and the valued ecosystem services they provide.(More)
Regional planning is bound to play an increasing role in nature conservation policies because much biodiversity is located outside natural parks and other protected areas. Differences in landscape structure between natural parks and surrounding areas may affect their respective species richness and may provide seasonal habitats that enhance total(More)
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Clearinghouse is part of the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) that supports the discovery of the data made available by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) members and participant organizations in GEOSS. It also acts as a unified metadata catalogue that stores complete metadata records, not only(More)