A systematic treatment of key issues in the coastal environment, this book covers topics such as continental shelves, islands or partially enclosed seas, estuaries, bays, lagoons, beaches, and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems within watersheds that drain into coastal waters. The chapters introduce applications of high spatial resolution, hyperspectral, LiDAR data and GPS-guided field survey. They cover state-of-the-art developments in remote sensing of coastal environments through representative case studies that employ the most up-to-date technologies.
Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments: An Overview; Yeqiao Wang SECTION I: LiDAR/Radar Remote Sensing Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Study of Coastal Wetlands Over Southeastern Louisiana; Zhong Lu and Oh-Ig Kwoun Mangrove Canopy 3D Structure and Ecosystem Productivity Using Active Remote Sensing; Marc Simard, Lola E. Fatoyinbo, and Naiara Pinto Integration of LiDAR and Historical Maps to Measure Coastal Change on a Variety of Time and Spatial Scales; Cheryl J. Hapke Coastal 3D Change Pattern Analysis Using LiDAR Series Data; Guoqing Zhou SECTION II: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Mapping the Onset and Progression of Marsh Dieback; Elijah Ramsey III and Amina Rangoonwala Estimating Chlorophyll Condition in Southern New England Coastal Waters from Hyperspectral Aircraft Remote Sensing; Darryl J. Keith Mapping Salt Mash Vegetation by Integrating Hyperspectral and LiDAR Remote Sensing; Jiansheng Yang and Francisco Artigas SECTION III: High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing Mapping Salt Marsh in Jamaica Bay and Terrestrial Vegetation in Fire Island National Seashore Using QuickBird Satellite Data; Yeqiao Wang, Mark Christiano, and Michael Traber Object-Based Data Integration and Classification for High-Resolution Coastal Mapping; Jie Shan and Ejaz Hussain True-Color Digital Orthophotography Data for Mapping Coastal Impervious Surface Areas; Yuyu Zhou and Yeqiao Wang FORMOSAT-2 Images in Mapping of South Asia Tsunami Disaster; Ming-Der Yang, Tung-Ching Su, and An-Ming Wu SECTION IV: Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements for Habitat Mapping Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements for Delineation and Assessment of Coastal Marshes and their Constituent Species; Martha S. Gilmore, Daniel L. Civco, Emily H. Wilson, Nels Barrett, Sandy Prisloe, James D. Hurd, and Cary Chadwick Quantifying Biophysical Conditions of Herbaceous Wetland Vegetation in Poyang Lake of Coastal China via Multitemporal SAR Imagery and In Situ Measurements; Limin Yang, Huiyong Sang, Hui Lin, and Jinsong Chen EO-1 Advanced Land Imager Data in Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping; Eric Akins, Yeqiao Wang, and Yuyu Zhou Remote Sensing Applications Used to Inventory and Monitor Natural Resources in North Atlantic Coastal National Parks; Sara Stevens and Courtney Schupp SECTION V: Effects of Land-Use/Land-Cover Change in Coastal Areas Coastal Area Land-Cover Change Analysis for Connecticut; James D. Hurd, Daniel L. Civco, Emily H. Wilson, and Chester L. Arnold Effects of Increasing Urban Impervious Surface on Hydrology of Coastal Rhode Island Watersheds; Yuyu Zhou, Yeqiao Wang, Arthur J. Gold, and Peter V. August Contemporary Land-Use/Land-Cover Change in Coastal Pearl River Delta and its Impact on Regional Climate; Limin Yang, Wenshi Lin, Lu Zhang, Hui Lin, and Dongsheng Du Geospatial Information for Sustainable Development: A Case Study in Coastal East Africa; Yeqiao Wang, James Tobey, Amani Ngusaru, Vedast Makota, Gregory Bonynge, and Jarunee Nugranad Index
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... certainly fills a critical niche in remote sensing applications, since not many remote sensing textbooks deal with the dynamics and complex coastal environments. This book is edited by Professor Yeqiao Wang. an internationally known expert in the field of coastal remote sensing. Most of the contributing authors are well-respected researchers. The book is suitable for use by advanced undergraduate students. graduate students and practitioners in the field. --Yang Shoo, PhD, Research Associate, National Research Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency, in Photogrammeric, December 2010 All in all, this publication covers many remote sensing techniques and their various current applications. ... it is no doubt an extremely useful and informative body of work for those already familiar with the subject matter covered. One suspects that the evolution of remote sensing techniques will be more rapid than the coastal changes that they are now being used to detect and monitor. For this reason, it is highly probable that we shall see more on this theme in the future. ... this publication represents an excellent snapshot of the current situation. --Nick Bray, Terra et Aqua. 2010