- Vermillion, Stephanie C.
University of Maine Graduate School
Recent developments in remote sensing technology have provided foresters with a new generation of sensors. The Airborne Visible infrared imaging Spectrometer (AVlRlS) provides higher spectral resolution, compared to broad band sensors, resulting in more information for each pixel in a digital image. Discreet differences in spectral reflectance among the narrow wavebands may be exploited to increase the accuracy of forest type mapping, possibly on a species level.