(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Remote sensing of soil surface properties

published at : Remote sensing in physical geography : a twenty-first-century-perspective. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ANDERSON K. (1) ; CROFT H. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper provides a critical insight into the role played by remote sensing in soil-related disciplines, with a specific focus on soil surface monitoring. Two key soil properties are considered in this review, soil surface roughness and moisture, because these 2 variables have benefited most from recent cutting-edge advances in remote sensing. The major recent advancements in spatial assessment of soil structure have emerged from optical remote sensing, while the soil moisture community has benefited from advancements in microwave systems, justifying the focus of this paper in these specific directions. The AA. consider the newest techniques within active, passive, optical and microwave remote sensing and conclude by considering future challenges, multisensor approaches and the issue of scale which is a key cross-disciplinary research question of relevance to soil scientists and remote sensing scientists alike


Thematical fascicle

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no 4 [pp. 457-473]

Bibliographic references : 7 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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