Recent advances in Land Remote Sensing: an overviewnPart 1: Remote Sensing Systemsnnn2. Passive microwave remote sensing for land applications (Jackson)nnnn3. Active microwave RS systems and applications to snow monitoring (Shi)nnnn4. Multi-angular thermal infrared observations of terrestrial vegetation (Menenti)nnnn5. Terrestrial Applications of Multiangle remote sensing (Chopping) nPart 2: Physical modeling and inversion algorithmsnnnn6. Forest reflectance modeling and inversion (Stenberg)nnnnn7. Methodologies for inverting biophysical variables (Baret)nnnnn8. Knowledge database and inversion (Wang)nnnnn9. Methodologies for estimating broadband albedo (Schaaf)nnnnn10. Potential of thermal infrared remote sensing for the monitoring of land surface processes (Jacob)nnnnn11. Data fusion and integration methodologies (Vesteinsson)nnnnn12. Data assimilation methods for estimating land surface variables (Liang & Qin)nnnnn13. Methodologies for mapping land cover and land use and change (Lam) nnnnn14. Methodologies for mapping plant functional types (Sun & Liang)nnnnnPart 3: remote sensing applicationsnnn15. Agricultural applications (Chen)nnnn16. NPP and carbon cycle applications (Zhao & Running)nnnn17. Applications to climate studies (Dickinson)nnnn18. Lessons from application case studies (Townshend)nn
It collects the review papers of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing (ISPMSRS). It systematically summarizes the past achievements and identifies the frontier issues as the research agenda for the near future. It covers all aspects of land remote sensing, from sensor systems, physical modeling, inversion algorithms, to various applications.
Comprehensive reviews of the state-of-the-art land remote sensing
Bridging the research areas from system development to modelling, inversion and application
Summarizes past achievements and provides an outlook to the future