Remote Sensing Questions Chapter 11

  1. How can aerial photographs be used by foresters and range managers?
  2. What elements govern the occurrence and distribution of native vegetative cover?
  3. How are moisture, temperature, and land elevation related to plant community distribution?
  4. What four criteria might be considered in the simples method of vegetation classification?
  5. What are the six fundamental ecological formations?
  6. What are major problems in devising a vegetation classification system?
  7. Describe the classification system used by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  8. What are two important prerequisites for vegetation interpretation and classification especially when using the inferential approach?
  9. What other factors influence the final accuracy?
  10. What is the first step in cover-type recognition and what are the chief diagnostic features?
  11. When is recognition of an individual species on an aerial photograph most easily accomplished?
  12. What general level of plant discrimination is most possible with each of the following scales? LANDSAT images; 1" = 2000'
  13. one inch represent one mile
  14. one inch represents 150 feet
  15. 1" represents 1/8 mile
  16. As a minimum, with what should the interpreter be familiar for species identification?
  17. Describe the classification criteria used by Driscoll and Coleman.
  18. How are tree volume estimates achieved?
  19. Describe the steps in producing the Tree Volume Table for Young-Growth Ponderosa Pine.
  20. When is the production of such a table useful?
  21. Describe one approach to determining stand volumes.
  22. How does aerial photography assist in wildfire prevention, detection, and fighting and control?
  23. How might aerial photography be used by in a logging operation?
  24. Who wrote, A Guide to Air Photo Interpretation of Forest Damage in Canada?
  25. What is the Agricultural Handbook 261?
  26. What are the seven classes of land differentiated on the basis of the intensity of outdoor recreational use or the quantity of outdoor recreation in the Canada Land Inventory approach?