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Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation

Handbook / Manual

By: James K Lein(Author)

334 pages, 28 colour & 72 b/w illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Sep 2011 | #204991 | ISBN-13: 9781461401421
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About this book

Remote sensing is a mature technology that has been largely under- utilized in a world increasing focus on Geographic Information Systems. With the goal of encouraging a wider appreciation of what this science can achieve, Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation introduces the scope and method of remote sensing within the context of environmental analysis and assessment.

Written in easy to follow language, Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation presents cutting-edge techniques and innovative applications in a manner that is accessible to the non-technical professional. Incorporating extensive use of both the environmental and remote sensing literature, Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation can serve as a valuable reference as well as a useful teaching resource in and out of the classroom.

At a time when society is increasingly focused on the vexing issues surrounding global change and environmental sustainability, bringing remote sensing "down to earth" is both a timely and essential step toward enhancing environmental understanding and guide effective environmental decision making.
 


Contents

- The Earth Observation Perspective
- Environmental Sensing
- Sensors and Systems
- Fundamentals of Image Processing
- Sensing Uncertainty
- Environmental Characterization
- Environmental Monitoring and Change Detection
- Thermal Sensing and Anomaly Detection
- Hyper-spectral Sensing
- Hyper-spectral Classification
- Object-based Analysis
- Forensic Remote Sensing
- Integrative Sensing
- Index


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