Remote sensing applications involve monitoring different aspects of the Earth’s system. As a result, data collected through remote sensing can be used effectively in climate change studies. As global change occurs on a daily basis, information from oceanography, plant physiology, and landscape ecology research forms the basis for climate change models. Applications such as plant canopy studies, soil analysis, hydrology studies (including snow and ice studies), general atmospheric studies, and light energy research can provide important data to these models.
The ability to accurately perform reflectance and radiometric measurements in the field is critical to all of these applications. The ASD FieldSpec® line of spectroradiometers offers a wide range of configuration options for gathering data above and below ice, snow and water bodies, as well as above and below vegetation canopies. The FieldSpec uses a flexible fiber optic cable, several probe attachments, and cosine-corrected irradiance receptors for measuring in tight spaces such as growth chambers and short-stature plant canopies. Underwater cables and fore optics are also avilable for subaquatic applications. Bringing a level of device portability that only ASD can provide, the FieldSpec also helps you work in some of the most remote regions of the planet.