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The Sage Handbook of Remote Sensing

Edited By: Giles Foody

Sage Publications

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #176342 | ISBN-13: 9781412936163
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Recent developments in remote sensing technology have greatly extended the range of data available to those studying the Earth from a distance. A remote sensing analyst can now choose from a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal and radiometric scales to address a particular question. However, this increased choice places additional onus on the analyst to be aware of a much broader range of topics and issues. The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing will provide exactly that resource.

A magnificent achievement. A who's who of contemporary remote sensing have produced an engaging, wide-ranging and scholarly review of the field in just one volume Professor Paul Curran Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University

This volume covers all the main fields of remote sensing in a very comprehendible manner. Most of the chapters are presented in a semi-historic account that shows the development of the field or in methods of data processing. The discussion is accompanied by high-quality color images and graphs in order to provide as full coverage of the topics as possible. The structure of the book is organized very systematically into sections, sub-sections and chapters. It may thus be used as a text book in various courses of remote sensing or as a book for independent learning in advanced studies. The target audiences are students and researchers from different fields such as geography, geology, and the natural and engineering science. Yitzhak August Geography Research Forum -- Professor Paul Curran


Remote Sensing Data Selection Issues - Timothy A. Warner, Duane Nellis, and Giles M. Foody PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Remote Sensing Data Selection Issues - Timothy A. Warner, Duane Nellis, and Giles M. Foody Remote Sensing Policy - Ray Harris PART TWO: ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION & THE TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT Visible, Near-IR & Shortwave IR Spectral Characteristics of Terrestrial Surfaces - Willem van Leeuwen Interactions of Middle Infrared (3-5um) Radiation with the Environment - Arthur Cracknell and D. S. Boyd Thermal Remote Sensing in Earth Science Research - Dale Quattrochi and Jeffrey C. Luvall Polarimetric SAR Phenomenology and Inversion Techniques for Vegetated Terrain - Mahta Moghaddam PART THREE: DIGITAL SENSORS AND IMAGE CHARACTERISTICS Optical Sensor Technology - John Kerekes Fine spatial resolution optical sensors - Thierry Toutin Moderate Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors - Samuel N. Goward, Terry Arvidson, Darrel L. Williams, Richard Irish and Jim Irons Coarse Resolution Optical Sensors - Chris Justice and Compton Tucker Airborne Digital Multispectral Imaging - Doug Stow, Lloyd L. Coulter and Cody A. Benkelman PART FOUR: REMOTE SENSING ANALYSIS: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION Imaging Spectrometers - Michael Schaepma Active and Passive Microwave Systems - Josef Kellndorfer and Kyle McDonald Airborne Laser Scanning - Juha Hyyppa, W. Wagner, M. Hollaus and H. Hyyppa Radiometry and reflectance: From terminology concepts to measured quantities - Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Michael E. Schaepman, John V. Martonchik, Thomas H. Painter and Stefan Dangel Pre-Processing of Optical Imagery - Freek van der Meer and Harald van der Werff and Steven de Jong Surface Reference Data Collection - Chris Johannsen and Craig S. T. Daughtry Integrating Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems - James Merchant and Sunil Narumalani Image Classification - John Jensen, Jungho Im, Perry Hardin, Ryan R. Jensen Quantitative Models and Inversion in Optical Remote Sensing - Shunlin Liang Accuracy Assessment - Steve Stehman, Giles Foody PART FIVE: REMOTE SENSING ANALYSIS: APPLICATIONS A. LITHOSPHERIC SCIENCES Making Sense of the Third Dimension Through Topographic Analysis - Yongxin Deng Remote Sensing of Geology - Xianfeng Chen and David Campagna Remote Sensing of Soils - Jim Campbell B. PLANT SCIENCES Remote sensing for studies of vegetation condition: Theory and application - Mike Wulder, Joanne C. White, Nicholas C. Coops and Stephanie Ortlepp Remote Sensing of Cropland Agriculture - M. Duane Nellis, Kevin Price and Don Rundquist C. HYDROSPHERIC & CRYSOPHERIC SCIENCES Optical Remote Sensing of the Hydrosphere: From the open ocean to inland waters - Samantha Lavender Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere - Jeff Dozier D. GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS Remote Sensing for Terrestrial Biogeochemical Modeling - Greg Asner and Scott V. Ollinger Remote Sensing of Urban Areas - Janet Nichol Remote sensing and the social sciences - Kelley Crews and Stephen J. Walsh Hazard Assessment and Disaster Management using Remote Sensing - Richard Teeuw, Paul Aplin, Nick McWilliam, Toby Wicks, Matthieu Kervyn and Gerald Ernst Remote Sensing of Land Cover Change - Timothy A. Warner, Abdullah Almutairi and Jong Yeol Lee PART SIX:. CONCLUSIONS Remote Sensing: A Look to the Future - Giles M. Foody, Timothy A. Warner and M. Duane Nellis

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