Author: Arthur P. Cracknell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780850664096

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Providing a full introduction to remote sensing for all environmental scientists, this wide-ranging and authoritative text assumes no prior knowledge of remote sensing yet covers the field in sufficient depth to be suitable also as a research manual.
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Author: Charles Elachi

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 413

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The first edition of Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing was a comprehensive overview of the basics behind remote-sensing physics, techniques, and technology. This Second Edition builds on that overview through extensive updates, additions, and expansions in content and the replacement of almost 50% of the figures. It discusses in detail the basic physics of wave/matter interactions techniques of remote sensing across the electromagnetic spectrum (UV, visible, infrared, mm, and microwave), and the concepts behind remote sensing techniques currently established and future ones under development. Applications of remote sensing are described for a wide spectrum of earth and planetary atmosphere and surface sciences, including geology, oceanography, resource observation and atmospheric sciences, and ionospheric studies.
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Author: James B. Campbell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748406630

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 622

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This introductory text presents an up-to-date overview of the most widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences and land uses analysis. This revised and updated second edition includes coverage of the recently declassified CORONA imagery and other topics of current significance, plus new chapters on hyperspectral remote sensing and global remote sensing. In addition, there is a chapter on digital sensing featuring an essential discussion of the use of the Internet in remote sensing and includes a list of relevant World Wide Web addresses. Intended for both undergraduate and graduate use, the text is designed to enable instructors to select and alter the sequence of chapters to meet the requirements of their course.
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Author: James B. Campbell,Randolph H. Wynne

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181778

Category: Science

Page: 667

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A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Including case studies and review questions, the book's four sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Illustrations include 29 color plates and over 400 black-and-white figures. New to This Edition*Reflects significant technological and methodological advances.*Chapter on aerial photography now emphasizes digital rather than analog systems.*Updated discussions of accuracy assessment, multitemporal change detection, and digital preprocessing.*Links to recommended online videos and tutorials.
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The Image Chain Approach

Author: John R. Schott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199724390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

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Remote Sensing deals with the fundamental ideas underlying the rapidly growing field of remote sensing. John Schott explores energy-matter interaction, radiation propagation, data dissemination, and described the tools and procedures required to extract information from remotely sensed data using the image chain approach. Organizations and individuals often focus on one aspect of the remote sensing process before considering it as a whole, thus investigating unjustified effort, time, and expense to get minimal improvement. Unlike other books on the subject, Remote Sensing treats the process as a continuous flow. Schott examines the limitations obstructing the flow of information to the user, employing numerous applications of remote sensing to earth observation disciplines. For this second edition, in addition to a thorough update, there are major changes and additions, such as a much more complete treatment of spectroscopic imaging, which has matured dramatically in the last ten years, and a more rigorous treatment of image processing with an emphasis on spectral image processing algorithms. Remote Sensing is an ideal first text in remote sensing for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the physical or engineering sciences, and will also serve as a valuable reference for practitioners.
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Author: Qihao Weng

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071740120

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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A PRACTICAL, FULL-COLOR GUIDE TO REMOTE SENSING Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid foundation in remote sensing required for developing diverse geospatial applications. Coverage includes: Geographic information system (GIS) Global positioning system (GPS), mobile mapping, and Google Earth Electromagnetic radiation principles Characteristics of remotely sensed data Spatial, spectral, radiometric, and temporal resolution Aerial photo interpretation Photogrammetry Remote sensors Earth observation satellites Digital image analysis Thermal remote sensing Active remote sensing
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Author: K. N. Liou

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080491677

Category: Science

Page: 583

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This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling. Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications Includes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject Numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter
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Author: Roger M. McCoy

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180976

Category: Science

Page: 159

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This concise, much-needed guide takes readers step by step through planning and executing field work associated with many different types of remote sensing projects. Remote sensing texts and research reports typically focus on data-analytic techniques while offering a dearth of information on procedures followed in the field. In contrast, this book provides clear recommendations for defining field work objectives, devising a valid sampling plan, finding locations using GPS, and selecting and using effective measurement techniques for field reflectance spectra and for studies of vegetation, soils, water, and urban areas. Appendices feature sample field note forms, an extensive bibliography on advanced and specialized methods, and online metadata sources.
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Grundlagen und Anwendungen

Author: Friedrich Kühn,Bernhard Hörig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642578292

Category: Science

Page: 166

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Author: C.H. Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143985596X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 619

View: 3532

Continuing in the footsteps of the pioneering first edition, Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing, Second Edition explores the most up-to-date signal and image processing methods for dealing with remote sensing problems. Although most data from satellites are in image form, signal processing can contribute significantly in extracting information from remotely sensed waveforms or time series data. This book combines both, providing a unique balance between the role of signal processing and image processing. Featuring contributions from worldwide experts, this book continues to emphasize mathematical approaches. Not limited to satellite data, it also considers signals and images from hydroacoustic, seismic, microwave, and other sensors. Chapters cover important topics in signal and image processing and discuss techniques for dealing with remote sensing problems. Each chapter offers an introduction to the topic before delving into research results, making the book accessible to a broad audience. This second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in the field, with 23 of 27 chapters being new or entirely rewritten. Coverage includes new mathematical developments such as compressive sensing, empirical mode decomposition, and sparse representation, as well as new component analysis methods such as non-negative matrix and tensor factorization. The book also presents new experimental results on SAR and hyperspectral image processing. The emphasis is on mathematical techniques that will far outlast the rapidly changing sensor, software, and hardware technologies. Written for industrial and academic researchers and graduate students alike, this book helps readers connect the "dots" in image and signal processing. New in This Edition The second edition includes four chapters from the first edition, plus 23 new or entirely rewritten chapters, and 190 new figures. New topics covered include: Compressive sensing The mixed pixel problem with hyperspectral images Hyperspectral image (HSI) target detection and classification based on sparse representation An ISAR technique for refocusing moving targets in SAR images Empirical mode decomposition for signal processing Feature extraction for classification of remote sensing signals and images Active learning methods in classification of remote sensing images Signal subspace identification of hyperspectral data Wavelet-based multi/hyperspectral image restoration and fusion The second edition is not intended to replace the first edition entirely and readers are encouraged to read both editions of the book for a more complete picture of signal and image processing in remote sensing. See Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing (CRC Press 2006).
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Author: Karel Karel Hughes,Julian Mayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134647999

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Weather provides a wide variety of stimuli for our senses. The sound of thunder and gales, the smell of damp soil at the start of a summer thunderstorm are but temporary phenomena while the visual panorama of the changing sky that provides a more revealing insight into the workings of the dynamic atmosphere. Understanding Weather shows how it is possible to understand weather and climate by combining our ability to observe weather systems from the earth's surface with visualisation from above - notably by means of satellite imagery. This fusion of human observation with the contrasting capabilities of remote sensing gives us a new perspective for exploring the three dimensional atmosphere. Remote sensing imagery and real-time weather information are now widely available through the internet, allowing the reader to relate the case studies to today's weather situation. As with all sciences, understanding starts with careful observation. This books aims to show that it is possible to analyse global weather systems through a visual approach rather than the traditional use of mathematics and physics. After examining the interaction of atmospheric heat, moisture and motion in a non-technical style, the contrasting but complementary techniques of weather observation from 'below' and 'above' are compared. The world's climates are then surveyed with key weather features illustrated by satellite imagery, highlighting the way in which weather events may develop into atmospheric hazards.
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Author: W. G. Rees,William Gareth Rees

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669481

Category: Science

Page: 343

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Revised and expanded second edition introduction to remote sensing for students and researchers.
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Numerical Atmospheric Prediction and Environmental Monitoring : 1-4 August, 2005, San Diego, California, USA

Author: Allen Hung-Lung Huang

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 8332

Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.
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Author: Ravi P. Gupta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662558769

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 428

View: 7800

Over the past decade, advances in sensor technology, processing algorithms, and computational capacity have taken remote sensing to a level where observations can be transformed into quantitative measurements, and the technology can be used in near real-time for mapping, monitoring and decision-making. For the third edition, this widely acclaimed book has been fully revised, enlarged and updated. It covers remote sensing in a wide range of optical, thermal, and microwave wavelengths and their host of geologic applications featuring sample applications from around the globe. In addition, it presents state-of-the-art content on emerging themes such as atmospheric interactions, spectroscopy, spectral indices, prospectivity modelling, and multi-sensor geodata integration. The subject matter is presented at a basic level, offering students an excellent introductory text on remote sensing. Further, the main part of the book will also be of great value to active researchers. Excerpt from the review of Remote Sensing Geology (2nd ed., 2003): International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 5 (2004) 239–240 “....Graduate students, research workers and professional earth scientists will use this book to their advantage and with pleasure; it is well-written, to the point and with an emphasis on understanding the principles underlying this wide spectre of technology in its application to the earth sciences. Remote sensing is a fascinating subject; so is geology. The author has fully succeeded in providing a fascinating book that combines them in a handy volume.” Jan J. Nossin
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Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts

Author: Francis Harvey

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522173

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in four modular parts that can be used in any sequence in entry-level and more specialized courses. Basic cartographic principles are integrated with up-to-date discussions of GIS technologies and applications. Coverage includes everything from what geographic information is to its many uses and societal implications. Practical examples and exercises invite readers to explore the choices involved in producing reliable maps and other forms of geographic information. Illustrations include 170 figures (with 15 in color). The companion website provides links to Web resources for each chapter, plus downloadable PowerPoint slides of most of the figures. New to This Edition *Chapter on online mapping and Big Data. *New and updated discussions of remote sensing, vector and raster data models, location privacy, uses of geocoding, and other timely topics. *Chapter on the many uses of GIS, such as in market analyses, emergency responding, and tracking of epidemics. *Section overviews and an end-of-book glossary. Pedagogical Features *Modules and individual chapters can be used sequentially or in any order. *End-of-chapter review questions with answers, exercises, and extended exercises for applying theories and concepts. *"In-Depth" sidebars offering a closer look at key concepts and applications. *End-of-chapter links to relevant Web resources.
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Author: Ulrich Sebastian

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429773

Category: Science

Page: 270

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Die faszinierende Geologie und Erdgeschichte des Erzgebirges Das Erzgebirge ist in geologischer Hinsicht eine der faszinierendsten Regionen Europas. Auf drei Vierteln seiner Fläche stehen metamorphe Gesteine an. Über Jahrhunderte standen diese wissenschaftlich im Schatten der ökonomisch bedeutenden Erzlagerstätten. Allerdings lässt sich aus ihnen die komplexe und spannende Entstehungsgeschichte des Gebirges ableiten. Wo man auf den ersten Blick nichts als monotone Gneise und Glimmerschiefer sieht, findet man auf den zweiten Blick Zeugen der Kollision und Subduktion von Lithosphärenplatten, Reste von Unterer Erdkruste und Oberem Erdmantel und ... Diamanten! In diesem Buch wird die geologische Geschichte des Erzgebirges und die ihrer Enträtselung erzählt. Der Bogen spannt sich von Prozessen am Kontinentalrand des Gondwanakontinents in der Urzeit der Erde über die variszische Gebirgsbildung mit Metamorphose und Granitschmelze, die Bildung der berühmten Erze, die Ablagerung der Deckgebirgsschichten und den Vulkanismus der Erdneuzeit bis hin zur Bildung der Böden in der Gegenwart. Die Literatur zu all diesen Themen ist sehr speziell, und man findet sie nur verstreut in verschiedensten Fachzeitschriften. Ulrich Sebastian bündelt hier zum ersten Mal alte und vor allem moderne Ideen über die Geologie und die erdgeschichtliche Entwicklung des Erzgebirges. Durch populäre Erklärungen und kurze Einschübe von Basiswissen vermittelt er die komplizierte Geologie des Erzgebirges neben Fachwissenschaftlern auch einer breiten geologisch interessierten Öffentlichkeit.
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Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131217614

Category: Science

Page: 664

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"An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment "provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - "fundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies." - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at www.booksites.net/holden For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. "An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.
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