Fundamentals Of Remote Sensing

Author: George Joseph
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 8173715351
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This book presents the fundamental concepts covering various stages of remote sensing from data collection to end utilization, so that it can be appreciated irrespective of the discipline in which the reader has graduated. The physical principles on which remote sensing are based has been explained without getting into complicated mathematical equations.

Physical Fundamentals Of Remote Sensing

Author: Erwin Schanda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642487330
Size: 16.40 MB
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Ten years ago the author, together with eight co-authors, edited a textbook Remote Sensing for Environmental Sciences within the series on Ecological Studies of Springer-Verlag. At that time there were not yet many books available on remote sensing. The decade that has elapsed was marked by a spectacular development in this field. This development took place in many directions: by widening the areas of application, by improvements of the methods and the sensors, by the introduction of new versatile platforms, but also by deepening the knowledge of the theoretical foundations. This evolution improved the ability to explain the interaction between electromagnetic radia tion and natural objects, which, in its turn, allowed for better modelization and for the creation of refined mathematical tools in the processing of remotely sensed data and in the determination of the physical status of remote objects. The community of research workers engaged in development and use of remote sensing methods changed accordingly from a modest group of scientists in the early 1970's to a considerable branch of specialized and interdisciplinary activity. The training of students had to be adapted to cope with the increasing number of people entering this new field and with the increasing quality of the material to be presented.

Fundamentals Of Satellite Remote Sensing

Author: Emilio Chuvieco
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498728072
Size: 11.81 MB
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Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition is a definitive guide to remote sensing systems that focuses on satellite-based remote sensing tools and methods for space-based Earth observation (EO). It presents the advantages of using remote sensing data for studying and monitoring the planet, and emphasizes concepts that make the best use of satellite data. The book begins with an introduction to the basic processes that ensure the acquisition of space-borne imagery and provides an overview of the main satellite observation systems. It then describes visual and digital image analysis, highlights various interpretation techniques, and outlines their applications to science and management. The latter part of the book covers the integration of remote sensing with GIS for environmental analysis. Based on the first English version published in 2010, this latest edition has been written to reflect a global audience, and factors in international debates and legal issues surrounding EO, as well as future developments and trends. New in the Second Edition: Includes additional illustrations now in full color Uses sample images acquired from different ecosystems at different spatial resolutions to illustrate different interpretation techniques Updates information on recent satellite missions (Landsat-8, Sentinel-2, hyperspectral and hyperspatial programs) Covers near-ground missions (including UAV) and ground sensors (spectro-radiometers, cameras, LIDAR, etc.) to support EO analysis Offers analysis of image spatial properties Presents material on visual analysis, time series analysis, and data fusion Provides examples of EO data that cover different environmental problems, with particular relevance to global observation Fundamentals of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Environmental Approach, Second Edition details the tools that provide global, recurrent, and comprehensive views of the processes affecting the Earth and is a must-have for researchers, academics, students, and professionals involved in the field of environmental science.

Fundamentals Of Remote Sensing

Author: S C Bhatia
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 8126909315
Size: 12.85 MB
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Remote sensing has been defined as the detection, recognition or evolution of objects by means of distant sensing or recording devices. Historically, it developed quickly from technology of aerial photo-interpretation science. In recent decades, remote sensing technology has emerged to support data collection and analysis methods of potential interest. Besides, it holds importance for forest management and many other fields. Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) deal with mapping technology, concepts of maps and all relevant terminology, which are necessary for the beginners to develop their skills in this new and upcoming technology. This book provides basic principles and techniques of remote sensing, microwave remote sensing, remote sensing platforms and sensors and data analysis techniques. Further, the book also covers GIS data quality issues, GIS data analyses and modelling, attributes of data management, GIS data input and editing, integration and linkage of remote sensing and GIS. The subject matter of the book has been divided into 23 chapters to provide focused attention to each aspect of remote sensingfrom fundamental considerations and processesto electromagnetic radiations, their properties and applicationsto observation satellites and hydrospheric sciences. An exclusive chapter has been devoted to natural hazards. All natural hazards are amenable in some degree to study by remote sensing because nearly all geologic, hydraulic and atmospheric phenomena that create hazardous situations are recurring events or processes that leave evidence of their previous occurrence. This evidence can be recorded, analysed and integrated into the planning process. All the topics have been covered in a cogent and lucid style to help the reader grasp the information quickly and easily. Glossary and Index have been provided at the end for quick reference. Diagrams, figures and tables supplement the text. The book is essential reading for all students and teachers of geology, earthquake engineering, life sciences, biotechnologies, bioinformatics, environment science, and research scholars in remote sensing and allied fields.

Fundamentals Of Polarimetric Remote Sensing

Author: John R. Schott
Publisher: SPIE Press
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This text is for those who need an introduction to polarimetric signals to begin working in the field of polarimetric remote sensing, particularly where the contrast between manmade objects and natural backgrounds are the subjects of interest. The book takes a systems approach to the physical processes involved with formation, collection, and analysis of polarimetric remote sensing data in the visible through longwave infrared. Beginning with a brief review of the polarized nature of electromagnetic energy and radiometry, Dr. Schott then introduces ways to characterize a beam of polarized energy (Stokes vectors) and polarized energy matter interactions (Mueller matrices). The polarized bidirectional reflectance distribution function (pBRDF) is then introduced as a way to characterize the reflective and emissive polarimetric behavior of materials. With Dr. Schott's text, you will gain an introduction to polarimetric remote sensing, an appreciation of its issues, and the tools to begin to work in the field.