Remotely Sensed Proxies for Environmental Amenities in Hedonic Analysis: What Does “Green” Mean?

Bark, Rosalind, Osgood, Daniel E. and Colby, Bonnie G. (2006) Remotely Sensed Proxies for Environmental Amenities in Hedonic Analysis: What Does “Green” Mean? In: Environmental Valuation. Routledge. ISBN 9781351158961

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the new and innovative use of remote sensing in hedonic price analyses, either to control for amenities or to proxy difficult-to-measure environmental amenities or ecological benefits that are the subject of valuation. Remotely sensed vegetation indices hold some promise in differentiating such "green" amenities and as a proxy for other amenities in arid or semi-arid areas, such as flowing water or cooler temperatures. Vegetation indices are a new tool that can control for vegetation and new research should help determine the reliability and potential usefulness of such information as an indicator of site-specific environmental amenities. The improvement would require the researcher to use a series of normalized difference vegetation index or soil-adjusted vegetation index images at dates coincident with the known leafing out times of the target species. Remote sensing of vegetation in a semi-arid riparian habitat is complicated by fragmented vegetation cover and species-rich habitats.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 01:43
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 03:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82230
DOI: 10.4324/9781351158961

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