A Symposium on Remote Sensing for Vegetation Damage Assessment was held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., on February 14, 15, and 16, 1978. Four invited and 27 presented papers were delivered during the Symposium. The papers dealt with (i) the theory of vegetation damage detection and assessment, (ii) the technologies involved, (iii) case studies, and (iv) economics and current applications. Resolutions were called for and submitted during the Symposium, and were presented, discussed, voted upon, and their disposition decided at the end of the Symposium. The resolutions reflected the moods, present needs, and future concerns of the scientist and managers at the meeting. The resolutions asked for (i) ASP and ISP-Comm. VII support and encouragement of research into vegetative dysfunction relative to remote sensing; (ii) an international study on "previsual" o extravisual damage detection; (iii) more precise definition of "damage" and damage classes; (iv) coding of forest damage types in chronic vegetation damage situations; (v) quality control through use of defined confidence levels and statements of errors of estimates; and (vi) more effective technology information transfer at symposia, and at government or institutionally sponsored local area workshops. One resolution was tabled, and the disposition of the approved resolutions is discussed. The publication of the resolutions is intended as notice of press in order that the appropriate parties may take effective action. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

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  • Authors:
    • Murtha, P A
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00183220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM