26 November 2013 Remote sensing visualization and quantification of ammonia emission from an inland seabird colony
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Remote sensing measurements of ammonia emitted by a near-monotypic seabird colony established on an islet in the Salton Sea (Imperial Valley, California) are described. The compact (3 ha) nature of the island affords a constrained environment that provides an ideal case study for validating models of ammonia emission from seabird colonies. Incorporated as part of a coordinated approach to future field campaigns, the techniques demonstrated would provide a means for validation and refinement of current seabird ammonia emission models on a case study basis. This would contribute to an improved understanding of the nitrogen cycle, especially in remote ocean locales.
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David M. Tratt, David M. Tratt, Kerry N. Buckland, Kerry N. Buckland, Stephen J. Young, Stephen J. Young, Patrick D. Johnson, Patrick D. Johnson, Karen A. Riesz, Karen A. Riesz, Kathy C. Molina, Kathy C. Molina, } "Remote sensing visualization and quantification of ammonia emission from an inland seabird colony," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 7(1), 073475 (26 November 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.7.073475 . Submission:
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