The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing
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The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing



© 2009 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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

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.

Timothy A. Warner, Duane Nellis, and Giles M. Foody
Remote Sensing Data Selection Issues
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Timothy A. Warner, Duane Nellis, and Giles M. Foody
Remote Sensing Data Selection Issues
Ray Harris
Remote Sensing Policy
 
PART TWO: ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION & THE TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT
Willem van Leeuwen
Visible, Near-IR & Shortwave IR Spectral Characteristics of Terrestrial Surfaces
Arthur Cracknell and D. S. Boyd
Interactions of Middle Infrared (3-5µm) Radiation with the Environment
Dale Quattrochi and Jeffrey C. Luvall
Thermal Remote Sensing in Earth Science Research
Mahta Moghaddam
Polarimetric SAR Phenomenology and Inversion Techniques for Vegetated Terrain
 
PART THREE: DIGITAL SENSORS AND IMAGE CHARACTERISTICS
John Kerekes
Optical Sensor Technology
Thierry Toutin
Fine spatial resolution optical sensors
Samuel N. Goward, Terry Arvidson, Darrel L. Williams, Richard Irish and Jim Irons
Moderate Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors
Chris Justice and Compton Tucker
Coarse Resolution Optical Sensors
Doug Stow, Lloyd L. Coulter and Cody A. Benkelman
Airborne Digital Multispectral Imaging
 
PART FOUR: REMOTE SENSING ANALYSIS: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
Michael Schaepma
Imaging Spectrometers
Josef Kellndorfer and Kyle McDonald
Active and Passive Microwave Systems
Juha Hyyppä, W. Wagner, M. Hollaus and H. Hyyppä
Airborne Laser Scanning
Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Michael E. Schaepman, John V. Martonchik, Thomas H. Painter and Stefan Dangel
Radiometry and reflectance: From terminology concepts to measured quantities
Freek van der Meer and Harald van der Werff and Steven de Jong
Pre-Processing of Optical Imagery
Chris Johannsen and Craig S. T. Daughtry
Surface Reference Data Collection
James Merchant and Sunil Narumalani
Integrating Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
John Jensen, Jungho Im, Perry Hardin, Ryan R. Jensen
Image Classification
Shunlin Liang
Quantitative Models and Inversion in Optical Remote Sensing
Steve Stehman, Giles Foody
Accuracy Assessment
 
PART FIVE: REMOTE SENSING ANALYSIS: APPLICATIONS
 
A. LITHOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Yongxin Deng
Making Sense of the Third Dimension Through Topographic Analysis
Xianfeng Chen and David Campagna
Remote Sensing of Geology
Jim Campbell
Remote Sensing of Soils
 
B. PLANT SCIENCES
Mike Wulder, Joanne C. White, Nicholas C. Coops and Stephanie Ortlepp
Remote sensing for studies of vegetation condition: Theory and application
M. Duane Nellis, Kevin Price and Don Rundquist
Remote Sensing of Cropland Agriculture
 
C. HYDROSPHERIC & CRYSOPHERIC SCIENCES
Samantha Lavender
Optical Remote Sensing of the Hydrosphere: From the open ocean to inland waters
Jeff Dozier
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere
 
D. GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS
Greg Asner and Scott V. Ollinger
Remote Sensing for Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling
Janet Nichol
Remote Sensing of Urban Areas
Kelley Crews and Stephen J. Walsh
Remote sensing and the social sciences
Richard Teeuw, Paul Aplin, Nick McWilliam, Toby Wicks, Matthieu Kervyn and Gerald Ernst
Hazard Assessment and Disaster Management using Remote Sensing
Timothy A. Warner, Abdullah Almutairi and Jong Yeol Lee
Remote Sensing of Land Cover Change
 
PART SIX:. CONCLUSIONS
Giles M. Foody, Timothy A. Warner and M. Duane Nellis
Remote Sensing: A Look to the Future

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