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Remote Sensing of Vegetation

Remote Sensing of Vegetation
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  • Quantitative remote sensing of vegetation covers. (The target-financed project of the department of atmospheric physics, 2011-2016). Abstract.

  • Forest reflectance model FRT. (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk) (1990-..)

  • Two-layer canopy reflectance model ACRM (A. Kuusk) (2000-..)

  • Retrieving foliage clumping index from multi-angle MISR measurements. (J. Pisek, T. Nilson) (2010-2013).

  • Integration of remote sensing, forest growth and reflectance models with existing databases into continous inventory systems of hemi-boreal forests. (M. Lang, T. Nilson, T. Lükk, A. Kodar) (2010-2013).

  • Angular distribution of forest reflectance. (A. Kuusk, M. Lang, J. Kuusk, T. Nilson) (2009-2012).

  • Modeling radiative transfer in vegetation: Enhancement and validation of the adding method. (A. Kallel, A. Kuusk) (2008-2009).

  • Remote sensing of optically complex natural environments. (The target-financed project of the department of atmospheric physics, 2008-2010).

  • Database of optical and structural data for the validation of radiative transfer models (Andres Kuusk, Mait Lang, Joel Kuusk, Tõnu Lükk, Tiit Nilson, Matti Mõttus, Miina Rautiainen, Alo Eenmäe) (2007-2008).

  • Ground reflectance model evaluation and scaling exercise using detailed multiangular and hyperspectral reflectance data. EUFAR-financed GREASEMH project. (M. Mõttus, A. Kuusk, A. Reinart, J. Kuusk, K. Valdmets, K. Alikas, M. Rautiainen) (2007).

  • National programme of environmental monitoring, subprogramme "Studies on change of Estonian landscapes and remote sensing". (U. Peterson) (2007).

  • Atmospheric correction of remote sensing data for operational lake water quality monitoring. Collaboration project with Stockholm University (A. Reinart) (2007-2008).

  • Monitoring the productivity of Estonian forests by satellite remote sensing. (T. Nilson, M. Lang, R. Uiga, A. Eenmäe, A. Kodar, S. Suviste) (2006-2009).

  • Rates and patterns of forest cover change from mid-1980s till 2005 in the Eastern Baltic region, evaluated with multitemporal Landsat imagery. (U. Peterson, J. Budenkova, M. Hämäläinen, R. Kaer, A. Kardakov, T. Kärdi) (2006).

  • Development of the remote sensing methods for investigation of optically multicomponental waters in Estonia. (A. Reinart, O. Kärner, K. Alikas, I. Ansko, K. Valdmets, H. Teral (Tartu University)) (2006-2009).

  • Applicability of hyperspectral and multiangular remotely sensed data for estimating forest structure (M. Mõttus, A. Kuusk, J. Kuusk) (2006-2009).

  • HYRESSA - HYperspectral REmote Sensing in Europe specific Support Actions (M. Mõttus) (2006-..).

  • Testing applicability of MERIS L2 products for monitoring humic coastal and lake waters in Baltic Sea region. ESA Cat-1 user project 3180, (A. Reinart) (2005-..).

  • Validation of the directional multispectral forest reflectance model and estimation of forest parameters by model inversion. ESA Cat-1 Proba CHRIS Proposal 3133. (A. Kuusk, T. Nilson, M. Mõttus, M. Lang, T. Lükk) (2005-..) Abstract.

  • Scattering and absorption of radiation energy in natural and cultivated vegetation canopies. (A. Kuusk, T. Nilson, M. Mõttus, J. Kuusk, M. Pehk, M. Sulev) (2005-2008). Abstract.

  • Optical remote sensing of environment in Estonia and Baltic region. (The target-financed project of the department of atmospheric physics, 2003-2007) Abstract.

  • Participation in international project VALERI (VAlidation of Land European Remote sensing Instruments) (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk, M. Lang, T. Lükk) (2001-..). A forest region in Järvselja, Estonia is one of the test sites of the project.

  • Radiation regime of short-rotation energy forest. ([J. Ross], M. Sulev, M. Mõttus, [V. Ross], E.-M. Maasik, T. Prans) (1993-..)

  • Understorey Reflectance Spectra. (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk, M. Lang, T. Lükk, M. Pehk) (2001-2002)

  • CCD-radiometer (A. Kuusk)

  • The Fifth European Community Framework Programme,
    Crop Reflectance Operational Models for Agriculture. (CROMA).
    Work Package 1300: Modelling of non-homogeneous canopies. (A. Kuusk, J. Praks, J. Kuusk) (2001-2002)

  • Remote Sensing for the Environment (RESE).
    Subproject 2.4. Canopy reflectance modeling. (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk, M. Lang, T. Lükk) (2000-2002)
    Two-layer canopy reflectance model ACRM (A. Kuusk).

  • A forest map of Estonia from satellite Landsat Thematic Mapper scanner data and forest cover changes within the last ten years as measured from multitemporal satellite scenes. (U. Peterson) (2000)

  • Project 8.4 of scientific research, Estonian Environmental Ministry.
    Monitoring of forests with remote sensing. (M. Lang) (2000)

  • Development of a forest reflectance model-based interface between satellite images and forestry databases. (T. Nilson, M. Lang) (1999-2000)

  • Estimation of changes in ecological state of forests from multitemporal satellite images. (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk, M. Lang, T. Lükk) (1998-1999)

  • Changes in agricultural land use in Estonia in the 1990s, measured from satellite scenes. (U. Peterson) (1998-1999)

  • Determination of vegetation parameters by optical remote sensing methods. (A. Kuusk, T. Nilson) (1997-2000)

  • Remote Sensing for the Environment (RESE).
    Subproject 6.5. Forets reflectance modelling and measurement. (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk, M. Lang, T. Lükk) (1997-1999)

  • Atlas of satellite scenes "Estonia From Space". (U. Peterson, R. Aunap, J. Eilart) (1997)

  • Establishment of permanent plots in South-Estonian forests and conduction of the first set of measurements in order to explain the long-term dynamics of forest communities with reflectance measured from repetitive satellite scenes. (U. Peterson) (1995-1997)

  • Estimation of leaf area index of Estonian and Swedish forests from satellite images and ground-based radiometric measurements. (T. Nilson, M. Lang, T. Lükk, A. Kuusk, J. Praks) (1994-1997)

  • MOST, Mediterranean oak forests: Basis for appropriate protection strategy. (T. Nilson, A. Kuusk, U. Peterson) (1994-1996)

  • Causes and mechanisms of reflectance changes attributed to vegetation dynamics. (U. Peterson) (1994-1995)

  • Determination of needle mass of Estonian forests by remote sensing and ground-based methods. (T. Nilson, M. Lang, J. Anniste) (1994-1995)

  • The use of satellite imagery for the estimation of stand inventory parameters and in creating a system for monitoring of Estonian forests. (T. Nilson, M. Lang, J. Anniste) (1993-1996)

  • Seasonal and successional reflectance factor dynamics of forest communities, a permanent plot study. (U. Peterson) (1993-1995)