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About this book
About this book
This new edition of Introduction to Remote Sensing provides a full and authoritative introduction for scientists who need to know the scope, potential, and limitations of remote sensing. Suitable for students and professionals with some background in the physical sciences, this book comprehensively surveys the basic principles behind remote sensing physics, techniques, and technology. It features updated and expanded material, including greater coverage of applications from across earth, environmental, atmospheric, and oceanographic sciences. Illustrated with remotely sensed color images from satellites and aircraft, it also outlines data acquisition, interpretation, and analysis.
An Introduction to Remote SensingIntroductionAircraft Versus SatellitesWeather SatellitesObservations of the Earth's SurfaceCommunications and Data Collection SystemsSensors and InstrumentsIntroductionElectromagnetic RadiationVisible and Near-Infrared SensorsThermal-Infrared SensorsMicrowave SensorsSonic SensorsSatellite SystemsIntroductionMeteorological Remote Sensing SatellitesNonmeteorological Remote Sensing SatellitesResolutionData Reception, Archiving, and DistributionIntroductionData Reception from the TIROS-N/NOAA Series of SatellitesData Reception from Other Remote Sensing SatellitesArchiving and DistributionLasers and Airborne Remote Sensing SystemsIntroductionEarly Airborne Lidar SystemsLidar BathymetryLidar for Land SurveysLaser FluorosensingAirborne Gamma Ray SpectroscopyGround Wave and Sky Wave Radar TechniquesIntroductionThe Radar EquationGround Wave SystemsSky Wave SystemsActive Microwave InstrumentsIntroductionThe AltimeterThe ScatterometerSynthetic Aperture RadarInterferometric Synthetic Aperture RadarAtmospheric Corrections to PassiveSatellite Remote Sensing DataIntroductionRadiative Transfer TheoryPhysical Processes Involved in Atmospheric CorrectionThermal-Infrared Scanners and Passive Microwave ScannersVisible Wavelength ScannersImage ProcessingIntroductionDigital Image DisplaysImage Processing SystemsDensity SlicingImage Processing ProgramsImage EnhancementMultispectral ImagesPrincipal ComponentsFourier TransformsApplications of Remotely Sensed DataIntroductionApplications to the AtmosphereApplications to the GeosphereApplications to the BiosphereApplications to the HydrosphereApplications to the CryospherePostscriptReferencesBibliography
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