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Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environment

Edited By: Richard Kelly

320 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 2004 | #136653 | ISBN: 0470843489
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Experts in the field contribute to this book which expressly covers the application of remote sensing data for modelling terrestrial processes. Covers a broad range of topics making it an essential reference tool for physical, environmental and urban modellers. Extensive case material exemplifies the latest research and modelling paradigms


List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environment: The Coupling of Remote Sensing with Spatial Models (Richard E.J. Kelly, Nicholas A. Drake and Stuart L. Barr). PART I: HYDROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS. Editorial: Spatial Modelling in Hydrology (Richard E.J. Kelly). 2. Modelling Ice Sheet Dynamics with the Aid of Satellite Derived Topography (Jonathan L. Bamber). 3. Using Remote Sensing and Spatial Models to Monitor Snow Depth and Snow Water Equivalent (Richard E. J. Kelly, Alfred T. C. Chang, James L. Foster and Dorothy K. Hall). 4. Using Coupled Land Surface and Microwave Emission Models to Address Issues in Satellite Based Estimates of Soil Moisture (Eleanor J. Burke, R. Chawn Harlow and W. James Shuttleworth). 5. Flood Inundation Modelling Using LiDAR and SAR Data (P.D. Bates, M.S. Horritt, D. Cobby and D. Mason). PART II: TERRESTRIAL SEDIMENT AND HEAT FLUX APPLICATIONS. Editorial: Terrestrial Sediment and Heat Fluxes (Nicholas A. Drake). 6. Remotely Sensed Topographic Data for River Channel Research: The Identification, Explanation and Management of Error (Stuart N. Lane, Simon C. Reid, Richard M. Westaway and D. Murray Hicks). 7. Modeling Wind Erosion and Dust Emission on Vegetated Surfaces (G. S. Okin and D. A. Gillette). 8. Near Real Time Modelling of Regional Scale Soil Erosion Using AVHRR and METEOSAT Data: A Tool for Monitoring the Impact of Sediment Yield on the Biodiversity of Lake Tanganyika (Nicholas A. Drake, Xiaoyang Zhang, Elias Symeonakis, Martin Wooster, Graeme Patterson and Ross Bryant). 9. Estimation of Energy Emissions, Fireline Intensity and Biomass Consumption in Wildland Fires: A Potential Approach Using Remotely Sensed Fire Radiative Energy (M.J. Wooster, G. Perry, B. Zhukov and D. Oertel). PART III: SPATIAL MODELLING OF URBAN SYSTEM DYNAMICS. Editorial: Spatial Modelling of Urban System Dynamics (Stuart L. Barr). 10. Characterizing Land Use in Urban Systems via Built Form Connectivity Models (Stuart L. Barr and Mike Barnsley). 11. Modelling the Impact of Traffic Emissions on the Urban Environment: A New Approach Using Remotely Sensed Data (B.J. Devereux, L.S. Devereux and C. Lindsay). PART IV: CURRENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS. 12. Land, Water and Energy Data Assimilation (David L. Toll and Paul R. Houser). 13. Spatial Modelling of the Terrestrial Environment: Outlook (Richard E.J. Kelly, Nicholas A. Drake and Stuart L. Barr). Index.

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