Vegetation damage detection and assessment: the photographic approach
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): P. A. Murtha
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • air quality
  • arthropods
  • bark
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • conifers
  • crowns
  • diseases
  • foliage
  • forest management
  • hardwood forests
  • hardwoods
  • insects
  • photography
  • remote sensing
  • statistical analysis
  • wind
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss why and how the remote sensing photographic approach can be used in the detection and assessment of vegetation damage. The necessary attributes of the interpreter are mentioned, along with the need to clearly define and outline the objective(s) and desired result(s) of a project. The known manifestations of stresses are fundamental to the successful interpretation of data. Films, filters, and scale effects are discussed relative to their influence on the presentation of data. Finally, a recipe for the remote sensing photographic approach to vegetation damage detection and assessment is suggested. The Literature Cited contains a large number of references which serious users are urged to review

Murtha, P. A. 1984. Vegetation damage detection and assessment: the photographic approach, Renewable resources management: applications of remote sensing: proceedings of the RNRF Symposion. Seattle, WA. American Society of Photogrammetry,Falls Church, VA. p. 337-352,