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Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing


By: Eric C Barrett and Leonard F Curtis

457 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 4 | #82099 | ISBN: 0748740066
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A self-contained, fully integrated and modern treatment of the subject, progressing logically from the physical principles on which remote sensing is based, and the technologies and techniques which make it possible, to the ever-broadening range of past, present and future applications. A core textbook for students of geography and environmental science.


Part 1 Remote sensing principles: growth in awareness of environmental problems; physical bases of remote sensing; radiation characteristics of natural phenomena; sensors for environmental monitoring; sensor platforms, sensor packages and satellite data distribution; calibration, interpretation and evaluation of remote sensing data; remote sensing data interchangeability, preprocessing and processing; the analysis and interpretation of aerial photography; digital data handling. Part 2 Remote sensing application: weather analysis and forecasting; global climatology; water in the environment; soils and landforms; rocks and mineral resources; ecology, land use and crop protection; the built environment; hazards and disasters; problems and prospects.

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