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Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing

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By: C Elachi

414 pages, Col plates, b/w photos, tabs, figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1987 | #40961 | ISBN: 0471848107
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The first edition of Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing was a comprehensive overview of the basics behind remote-sensing physics, techniques, and technology. This Second Edition builds on that overview through extensive updates, additions, and expansions in content and the replacement of almost 50 per cent of the figures. It discusses in detail the basic physics of wave/matter interactions techniques of remote sensing across the electromagnetic spectrum (UV, visible, infrared, mm, and microwave), and the concepts behind remote sensing techniques currently established and future ones under development. Applications of remote sensing are described for a wide spectrum of earth and planetary atmosphere and surface sciences, including geology, oceanography, resource observation and atmospheric sciences, and ionospheric studies.


Nature and Properties of Electromagnetic Waves. Solid Surfaces Sensing in the Visible and Near Infrared. Use of Spectral and Radiometric Signatures in Surface Studies. Solid--Surface Sensing: Thermal Infrared. Solid--Surface Sensing: Microwave Emission. Solid--Surface Sensing: Microwave and Radio Frequencies. Ocean Surface Sensing. Basic Principles of Atmospheric Sensing and Radiative Transfer. Atmospheric Remote Sensing in the Microwave Region. Millimeter and Submillimeter Sensing of Atmospheres. Atmospheric Remote Sensing in the Visible and Infrared. Ionospheric Sensing. Appendixes. Index.

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