Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing

An Environmental Approach, Second Edition

Author: Emilio Chuvieco

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498728073

Category: Science

Page: 468

View: 1925


Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition is a definitive guide to remote sensing systems that focuses on satellite-based remote sensing tools and methods for space-based Earth observation (EO). It presents the advantages of using remote sensing data for studying and monitoring the planet, and emphasizes concepts that make the best use of satellite data. The book begins with an introduction to the basic processes that ensure the acquisition of space-borne imagery and provides an overview of the main satellite observation systems. It then describes visual and digital image analysis, highlights various interpretation techniques, and outlines their applications to science and management. The latter part of the book covers the integration of remote sensing with GIS for environmental analysis. Based on the first English version published in 2010, this latest edition has been written to reflect a global audience, and factors in international debates and legal issues surrounding EO, as well as future developments and trends. New in the Second Edition: Includes additional illustrations now in full color Uses sample images acquired from different ecosystems at different spatial resolutions to illustrate different interpretation techniques Updates information on recent satellite missions (Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, hyperspectral and hyperspatial programs) Covers near-ground missions (including UAV) and ground sensors (spectro-radiometers, cameras, LIDAR, etc.) to support EO analysis Offers analysis of image spatial properties Presents material on visual analysis, time series analysis, and data fusion Provides examples of EO data that cover different environmental problems, with particular relevance to global observation Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition details the tools that provide global, recurrent, and comprehensive views of the processes affecting the Earth and is a must-have for researchers, academics, students, and professionals involved in the field of environmental science.

Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of the Earth

for Meteorological Applications

Author: Fuzhong Weng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352733629X

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 7110


This book covers the fundamentals of satellite microwave instrument calibration, remote sensing sciences and algorithms, as well as the applications of the satellite microwave observations in weather and climate research.

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

Author: George Joseph

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173715358

Category: Remote sensing

Page: 486

View: 3056


This book presents the fundamental concepts covering various stages of remote sensing from data collection to end utilization, so that it can be appreciated irrespective of the discipline in which the reader has graduated. The physical principles on which remote sensing are based has been explained without getting into complicated mathematical equations.

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Airphoto Interpretation

Author: Thomas Eugene Avery,Graydon Lennis Berlin

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Aerial photography

Page: 472

View: 9821


You never had a science teacher like this! Max Axiom is a super-cool super-scientist. Using powers he acquired in a freak accident. Max demonstrates and explains science in ways never before seen in the classroom. Whether shrinking down to size of an

Fundamentals of Geological and Environmental Remote Sensing

Author: Robert K. Vincent

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 366

View: 9497


Aims to present remote sensing as it applies to environmental monitoring. It features mineral and petroleum remote-sensing. There is a focus on multispectral applications and digital photogrammetry. Ratio codes and brightness codes are included in an appendix. This has reduced the spectra of minerals to simple, one-digit-per-band codes, helping the user select the best bands or ratios to highlight a mineral. Imaging gases, especially methane, have been included. With the book, students can perform elevation extraction from digitized stereo pairs. Case studies appear throughout the text, allowing students to see how remote-sensing is used in petroleum and mining companies.


Grundlagen und Anwendungen

Author: Friedrich Kühn,Bernhard Hörig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642578292

Category: Science

Page: 166

View: 2634


Introduction to Remote Sensing

Author: James B. Campbell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415282949

Category: Fernerkundung - Lehrbuch - Einführung

Page: 621

View: 4703


This comprehensive introductory text presents a timely overview of the most widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land-use analysis.

Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis

An Introduction

Author: John A. Richards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642300626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 494

View: 6016


Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis provides the non-specialist with an introduction to quantitative evaluation of satellite and aircraft derived remotely retrieved data. Since the first edition of the book there have been significant developments in the algorithms used for the processing and analysis of remote sensing imagery; nevertheless many of the fundamentals have substantially remained the same. This new edition presents material that has retained value since those early days, along with new techniques that can be incorporated into an operational framework for the analysis of remote sensing data. The book is designed as a teaching text for the senior undergraduate and postgraduate student, and as a fundamental treatment for those engaged in research using digital image processing in remote sensing. The presentation level is for the mathematical non-specialist. Since the very great number of operational users of remote sensing come from the earth sciences communities, the text is pitched at a level commensurate with their background. Each chapter covers the pros and cons of digital remotely sensed data, without detailed mathematical treatment of computer based algorithms, but in a manner conductive to an understanding of their capabilities and limitations. Problems conclude each chapter.

Processing of Remote Sensing Data

Author: ColetteM. Girard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351421301

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

View: 6229


Containing useful information sources for the management of natural resources, this comprehensive text covers a large range of spatial resolutions and spectral characteristics. The book deals with the data sources and their physical interpretation, as well as processing techniques, such as visual interpretation and automated classifications, textural and structural processing and photogrammetry. There is a section on accuracy assessment and various applications relating to crops, grasslands, soils, landscapes, mines and coasts. The CD-ROM contains software and image data sets explaining the statistical methods of reference and contains a light version of the TeraVue software enabling the reader to compute the different processing spatial data.

Fundamentals of Hydrology

Author: Tim Davie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415399866

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 3641


In order to manage the world's increasingly scarce water resources we must have a sound understanding of how water moves around the planet and what influences water quality. Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to this subject and provides real-life examples of water resource management in a changing world. The second edition of this popular book brings the text up-to-date with additional case studies and diagrams and a greater synthesis of water quality with physical hydrology. The chapters on runoff and evaporation have been updated and the final chapter on hydrology in a changing world has more material on water resource management strategies. Additionally the chapter on streamflow analysis now includes a more in-depth section on modelling runoff. The book begins with a comprehensive coverage of precipitation, evaporation, water stored in the ground and as snow and ice, and runoff. These physical hydrological processes show with respect to the fundamental knowledge about the process, its measurement and estimation and how it ties in with water quality. Following this is a section on analyzing streamflow data, including using computer models and combining hydrology and ecology for in-stream flow assessment. A chapter on water quality shows how to measure and estimate it in a variable environment and finishes with a section on pollution treatment. The final chapter brings the text together to discuss water resource management andreal-life issues that are faced by hydrologists in a constantly changing world. Fundamentals of Hydrology is a lively and accessible introduction to the study of hydrology at university level. This new edition continues to provide an understanding of hydrological processes, knowledge of the techniques used to assess water resources and an up-to-date overview of water resource management in a changing world. Throughout the text, wide-ranging examples and case studies are used to clearly explain ideas and methods. Short chapter summaries, essay questions, guides to further reading and a glossary are also included.

Physical Principles of Remote Sensing

Author: W. G. Rees,William Gareth Rees

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669481

Category: Science

Page: 343

View: 9431


Revised and expanded second edition introduction to remote sensing for students and researchers.

Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung

Handbuch der Geodäsie, herausgegeben von Willi Freeden und Reiner Rummel

Author: Christian Heipke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662470942

Category: Science

Page: 839

View: 7335


Das Handbuch der Geodäsie ist ein hochwertiges, wissenschaftlich fundiertes Werk über die Geodäsie unserer Zeit und bietet anhand von in sechs Bänden zusammengestellten Einzelthemen ein repräsentatives Gesamtbild des Fachgebiets. Der Band Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung führt in Verfahren zur Aufnahme und automatischen Auswertung digitaler Bilder ein. Auf der Grundlage ausgewählter Beispiele wird auf die ganze Bandbreite des Faches eingegangen, von der optischen Messtechnik über die Aufnahme der Umgebung mit Hilfe von digitalen Kameras und Laserscannern bis hin zur Kartierung ganzer Planeten und der Nutzung von Satellitenbildern zur Bewältigung der Folgen des globalen Wandels. Neben den verwendeten Aufnahmesystemen und Plattformen werden insbesondere die Methoden zur geometrischen und semantischen Informationsverarbeitung detailliert beschrieben und an Beispielen anschaulich illustriert.

Satellite Communications

Author: Anil Kumar Maini,Varsha Agrawal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788126520718

Category: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

Page: 484

View: 2827


Market_Desc: Primary: Undergraduate and graduate level students of Electronics and Telecommunications, IT professionals, people interested in book on DVB technology.Secondary: Postgraduate students on digital communications technology courses Special Features: · Provides a comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite communication and its applications.· Discusses satellite orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques, and link design fundamentals.· Covers the full range of satellite applications in remote sensing, meteorology, the military, navigation and science, as well as in communications.· Covers the subject of satellite communication in entirety.· Highly accurate, complete and comprehensive coverage of the subject with all latest information incorporated.· Emphasis on fundamental principles and concepts.· Lucid and reader-friendly language.· Ideal test book for engineering students of electronics and communication and indispensable reference for professionals.· Excellent pedagogy that includes:· More than 80 solved problems.· More than 200 multiple-choice questions, review questions and practice problems.· Beautifully illustrated book with more than 400 photographs and figures.· Optimum balance of qualitative and quantitative problem set. About The Book: The text is an up-to-date and comprehensive title in the field of satellite communication technology and applications. It offers full coverage of the theoretical and practical concepts of the communication satellites and also briefly talks about the other applications including remote sensing, weather forecasting, navigation, scientific and military. The essentials of satellite technology are explained by giving an introduction to the fundamental topics such as orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations before going on to describe satellite hardware. Communication-related topics like modulation and multiplexing techniques, multiple access techniques, link design, satellite access, earth station design and applications of communication satellites are covered in great depth. Other applications of satellites are also explained in the book which makes this book an essential buy for professionals and students alike.

Light Scattering by Ice Crystals

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Kuo-Nan Liou,Ping Yang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316712443

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5232


This research volume outlines the scientific foundations that are central to our current understanding of light scattering, absorption and polarization processes involving ice crystals. It also demonstrates how data from satellite remote sensing of cirrus clouds can be combined with radiation parameterizations in climate models to estimate the role of these clouds in temperature and precipitation responses to climate change. Providing a balanced treatment of the fundamentals and applications, this book synthesizes the authors' own work, as well as that of other leading researchers in this area. Numerous illustrations are included, including three-dimensional schematics, to provide a concise discussion of the subject and enable easy visualization of the key concepts. This book is intended for active researchers and advanced graduate students in atmospheric science, climatology, and remote sensing, as well as scholars in related fields such as ice microphysics, electromagnetic wave propagation, geometric optics, radiative transfer and cloud-climate interactions.