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Remote Sensing of Wetlands: Applications and Advances

Examines practical techniques for wetlands mapping and brings the reader up to date on new developments in the field
Covers a diverse set of landscapes and technologies
Offers practical guidance about which remote sensing techniques are available, are being developed, are cost effective, and reliable
Unique coverage of mapping invasive species, submerged aquatic vegetation, coral reefs, and more
Considers the advantages and disadvantages of using different techniques (LiDAR, InSAR) in different wetland environments

By: Ralph W Tiner (Editor), Megan W Lang (Editor), Victor V Klemas (Editor)

555 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #216628 | ISBN-13: 9781482237351
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Remote Sensing of Wetlands provides a thorough introduction to the use of remotely sensed data for wetland classification and mapping, as well as information on the latest technological advancements detailed by top scientists in the wetland classification and mapping field. It presents methods readily applicable to real-world challenges. The authors describe the best techniques for mapping and classifying wetlands in a multitude of different environments with commonly available data and with cost-effective methods. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using different techniques in different environments.


Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF REMOTE SENSING FOR WETLAND MAPPING
Wetlands: An Overview
   Ralph W. Tiner
Classification of Wetland Types for Mapping and Large-Scale Inventories
   Ralph W. Tiner
Introduction to Wetland Mapping and Its Challenges
   Ralph W. Tiner
Early Applications of Remote Sensing for Mapping Wetlands
   Ralph W. Tiner
Advances in Remotely Sensed Data and Techniques for Wetland Mapping and Monitoring
   Megan W. Lang, Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Ralph W. Tiner, and Victor V. Klemas

SUMMARIES OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR APPLICATION FOR MAPPING WETLANDS
Mapping and Monitoring Surface Water and Wetlands with Synthetic Aperture Radar
   Brian Brisco
Wetland InSAR: A Review of the Technique and Applications
   Shimon Wdowinski and Sang-Hoon Hong
Radar and Optical Image Fusion and Mapping of Wetland Resources
   Elijah Ramsey III and Amina Rangoonwala
Theory and Applications of Object-Based Image Analysis and Emerging Methods in Wetland Mapping
   Joseph F. Knight, Jennifer M. Corcoran, Lian P. Rampi, and Keith C. Pelletier
Unmanned Aerial Systems and Structure from Motion Revolutionize Wetlands Mapping
   Marguerite Madden, Thomas Jordan, Sergio Bernardes, David L. Cotten, Nancy O’Hare, and Alessandro Pasqua

APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSING FOR MAPPING SPECIFIC WETLAND HABITATS
Remote Sensing of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Coral Reefs
   Sam Purkis and Chris Roelfsema
Remote Sensing of Mangroves
   Victor V. Klemas
Tidal Marsh Classification Approaches and Future Marsh Migration Mapping Methods for Long Island Sound, Connecticut and New York
   Mark Hoover and Adam Walton Whelchel
Using Moderate-Resolution Satellite Sensors for Monitoring the Biophysical Parameters and Phenology of Tidal Marshes
   Deepak R. Mishra and Shuvankar Ghosh
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Mapping
   Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Zachary M. Laubach, Anthony J. Landon, Elizabeth C. Banda, Michael J. Battaglia, Sarah L. Endres, Mary Ellen Miller, Robb D. Macleod, and Colin N. Brooks
Mapping Wetlands and Surface Water in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America
   Jennifer Rover and David M. Mushet
Mapping the State and Dynamics of Boreal Wetlands Using Synthetic Aperture Radar
   Daniel Clewley, Jane Whitcomb, Mahta Moghaddam, and Kyle McDonald
Fusion of Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR Digital Terrain Derivatives for Ecosystem Mapping and Morphological Characterization of a Northern Peatland Complex
   Antonio Difebo, Murray Richardson, and Jonathan Price
Airborne LiDAR-Based Wetland and Permafrost-Feature Mapping on an Arctic Coastal Plain, North Slope, Alaska
   Jeffrey G. Paine, John R. Andrews, Kutalmis Saylam, and Thomas A. Tremblay
Hybrid Mapping of Pantropical Wetlands from Optical Satellite Images, Hydrology, and Geomorphology
   Thomas Gumbricht
Capturing the Dynamics of Amazonian Wetlands Using Synthetic Aperture Radar: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
   Thiago Sanna Freire Silva, John Melack, Annia Susin Streher, Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira, and Luiz Felipe de Almeida Furtado
Mapping China’s Wetlands and Recent Changes with Remotely Sensed Data
   Zhenguo Niu
Mapping Invasive Wetland Plants
   Carol A. Johnston
Multisatellite Remote Sensing of Global Wetland Extent and Dynamics
   Catherine Prigent and Fabrice Papa

PROMISING DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
Promising Developments and Future Challenges for Remote Sensing of Wetlands
   Megan W. Lang, Sam Purkis, Victor V. Klemas, and Ralph W. Tiner


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Biography

Ralph W. Tiner recently retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) where he served as regional wetland coordinator for the Northeast Region, Hadley, Massachusetts. He has been mapping wetlands since 1970, first as a graduate student at the University of Connecticut, then with the State of South Carolina, and finally as part of the FWS’s National Wetlands Inventory Program. Through his participation on national committees, he has helped standardize on-the-ground wetland delineation practices for implementing federal wetland regulations in the United States. He is editor of the Wetland Science and Practice journal and the author of over 200 publications.

Megan W. Lang is a research associate professor at the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Her career in wetland sciences began in 1996, as an undergraduate student researching succession in abandoned rice fields while at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. She leads the U.S. Department of Agriculture Mid-Atlantic Wetland Conservation Effects Assessment Project, serves as an associate editor for the journal Wetlands, and has published over 40 scientific articles and book chapters. She has also helped to develop wetland monitoring strategies for the state of Maryland and the United States.

Victor V. Klemas is professor emeritus at the School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. Since 1976, he has directed the university’s Center for Remote Sensing, where he pioneered the application of a wide range of remote sensing techniques in the study of wetland and estuarine ecosystems in the United States and overseas. Dr. Klemas has published his research results in 120 scientific journal articles and coauthored several books. He has also served on six scientific committees of the National Research Council (National Academy of Science) and various government advisory panels.

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