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Laser Scanning for the Environmental Sciences

By: George L Heritage(Editor), Andrew RG Large(Editor)

294 pages, 16 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 2009 | #178180 | ISBN-13: 9781405157179
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Laser Scanning for the Environmental Sciences collates a series of invited peer reviewed papers presented at the conference on geoinformatics and LIDAR held at the National Centre for Geocomputation based in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Current constraints in field survey and DEM construction are reviewed together with technical and applied issues around the new technology. The utility of the data in process modeling is also covered. Laser Scanning for the Environmental Sciences provides great value to researchers in the field of geomorphology, geostatistics, remote sensing, and GIS, and is extremely useful to students and practitioners concerned with terrain analysis.


List of Contributors

1. Laser scanning - evolution of the discipline Andrew R.G. Large & G.L. Heritage
2. Principles of 3D laser scanning G.L. Heritage & Andrew R.G. Large
3. Issues in laser scanning Martin Charlton, Seamus Coveney & Timothy McCarthy
4. Airborne LiDAR: instrumentation, data acquisition and handling Bernard Devereux & Gabriel Amable
5. Geostatisical analysis of LiDAR data Chris Brunsden
6. General data issues, data quality and protocols David Hetherington
7. Terrestrial laser scanning to derive surface grain size facies character of gravel bars Neil S. Entwistle & Ian C. Fuller
8. Airborne Laser Scanning - Methods for processing and automatic feature extraction for natural as well as for artificial (man-made) objects Christoph Straub, Yungsheng Wang & Octavian Iercan
9. Numerical modelling of 3D flow using spatially distributed datasets of topography and roughness at different grid resolutions David J. Milan
10. Airborne LiDAR Measurements to Quantify Change in Sandy Beaches Michael J. Starek, K. Clint Slatton, Ramesh L. Shrestha & William E. Carter
11. LiDAR in the Environmental sciences: Geological Applications David Hodgetts
12. Using LiDAR in archaeological contexts: The English Heritage experience and lessons learned Simon Crutchley
13. Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning for measuring vegetation canopy structure F.M. Danson, F. Morsdorf & B. Koetz
14. Flood mapping and vegetation mapping in large river systems Ian C. Overton, Anders Siggins, John C. Gallant, David Penton & Guy Byrne
15. Laser scanning surveying of linear features: considerations and applications Michael Lim, Jon Mills & Nicholas Rosser
16. Laser scanning - the future Andrew R.G. Large, G.L. Heritage & Martin Charlton


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