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Fluvial Remote Sensing of Rivers for Science and Management

By: Patrice E Carbonneau(Author), Hervé Piégay(Author)

440 pages, colour photos, ccolour & b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 2012 | #198100 | ISBN-13: 9780470714270
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of progress in the general area of fluvial remote sensing with a specific focus on its' potential contribution to river management. The book highlights a range of challenging issues by considering a range of spatial and temporal scales with perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The book starts with an overview of the technical progress leading to new management applications for a range of field contexts and spatial scales. Topics include colour imagery, multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imagery, video, photogrammetry and LiDAR. The book then discusses management applications such as targeted, network scale, planning, land-use change modelling at catchment scales, characterisation of channel reaches (riparian vegetation, geomorphic features) in both spatial and temporal dimensions, fish habitat assessment, flow measurement, monitoring river restoration and maintenance and, the appraisal of human perceptions of riverscapes.


Series Foreword, xv
Foreword, xvii
List of Contributors, xix

1 Introduction: The Growing Use of Imagery in Fundamental and Applied River Sciences, 1
2 Management Applications of Optical Remote Sensing in the Active River Channel, 19
3 An Introduction to the Physical Basis for Deriving River Information by Optical Remote Sensing, 43
4 Hyperspectral Imagery in Fluvial Environments, 71
5 Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Water Temperature in Riverine Landscapes, 85
6 The Use of Radar Imagery in Riverine Flood Inundation Studies, 115
7 Airborne LiDAR Methods Applied to Riverine Environments, 141
8 Hyperspatial Imagery in Riverine Environments, 163
9 Geosalar: Innovative Remote Sensing Methods for Spatially Continuous Mapping of Fluvial Habitat at Riverscape Scale, 193
10 Image Utilisation for the Study and Management of Riparian Vegetation: Overview and Applications, 215
11 Biophysical Characterisation of Fluvial Corridors at Reach to Network Scales, 241
12 The Role of Remotely Sensed Data in Future Scenario Analyses at a Regional Scale, 271
13 The Use of Imagery in Laboratory Experiments, 299
14 Ground based LiDAR and its Application to the Characterisation of Fluvial Forms, 323
15 Applications of Close-range Imagery in River Research, 341
16 River Monitoring with Ground-based Videography, 367
17 Imagery at the Organismic Level: From Body Shape Descriptions to Micro-scale Analyses, 385
18 Ground Imagery and Environmental Perception: Using Photo-questionnaires to Evaluate River Management Strategies, 405
19 Future Prospects and Challenges for River Scientists and Managers, 431

References, 433
Index, 435

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