The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing
- Timothy A Warner - West Virginia University, USA
- M Duane Nellis - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, Kansas State University, USA
- Giles M Foody - University of Nottingham, UK
Remote Sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales Remote Sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference.
Organized in four key sections:
• Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation with the Terrestrial Environment: chapters on Visible, Near-IR and Shortwave IR; Middle IR (3-5 micrometers); Thermal IR ; Microwave
• Digital sensors and Image Characteristics: chapters on Sensor Technology; Coarse Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors ; Medium Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Fine Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Video Imaging and Multispectral Digital Photography; Hyperspectral Sensors; Radar and Passive Microwave Sensors; Lidar
• Remote Sensing Analysis - Design and Implementation: chapters on Image Pre-Processing; Ground Data Collection; Integration with GIS; Quantitative Models in Remote Sensing; Validation and accuracy assessment;
• Remote Sensing Analysis - Applications: LITHOSPHERIC SCIENCES: chapters on Topography; Geology; Soils; PLANT SCIENCES: Vegetation; Agriculture; HYDROSPHERIC and CRYSOPHERIC SCIENCES: Hydrosphere: Fresh and Ocean Water; Cryosphere; GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS: Earth Systems; Human Environments & Links to the Social Sciences; Real Time Monitoring Systems and Disaster Management; Land Cover Change
Illustrated throughout, an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data, the SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.
A magnificent achievement. A who's who of contemporary remote sensing have produced an engaging, wide-ranging and scholarly review of the field in just one volume
Professor Paul Curran
Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University
This volume covers all the main fields of remote sensing in a very comprehendible
manner. Most of the chapters are presented in a semi-historic account that
shows the development of the field or in methods of data processing. The discussion
is accompanied by high-quality color images and graphs in order to provide as
full coverage of the topics as possible. The structure of the book is organized very
systematically into sections, sub-sections and chapters. It may thus be used as a text
book in various courses of remote sensing or as a book for independent learning in
advanced studies. The target audiences are students and researchers from different
fields such as geography, geology, and the natural and engineering science.
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