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Remote sensing visualization and quantification of ammonia emission from an inland seabird colony

[+] Author Affiliations
David M. Tratt, Kerry N. Buckland, Stephen J. Young, Patrick D. Johnson

The Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 92957, Los Angeles, California 90009-2957

Karen A. Riesz

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 78-078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109, Bermuda Dunes, California 92203

Kathy C. Molina

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90007

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073475 (Nov 26, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.7.073475
History: Received May 23, 2013; Revised October 4, 2013; Accepted October 30, 2013
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Abstract.  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 ; Kerry N. Buckland ; Stephen J. Young ; Patrick D. Johnson ; Karen A. Riesz, et al.
"Remote sensing visualization and quantification of ammonia emission from an inland seabird colony", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 7(1), 073475 (Nov 26, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.7.073475


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