Introduction To Remote Sensing Fifth Edition

Author: James B. Campbell
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609181772
Size: 14.69 MB
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A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Including case studies and review questions, the book's four sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Illustrations include 29 color plates and over 400 black-and-white figures. New to This Edition *Reflects significant technological and methodological advances. *Chapter on aerial photography now emphasizes digital rather than analog systems. *Updated discussions of accuracy assessment, multitemporal change detection, and digital preprocessing. *Links to recommended online videos and tutorials.

Introduction To Remote Sensing Second Edition

Author: Arthur P. Cracknell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0850663350
Size: 17.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Providing a full introduction to remote sensing for all environmental scientists, this wide-ranging and authoritative text assumes no prior knowledge of remote sensing yet covers the field in sufficient depth to be suitable also as a research manual.

Introduction To Remote Sensing

Author: Md Siddiqur Rahman
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656203742
Size: 17.85 MB
Format: PDF
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Internship Report from the year 2011 in the subject Engineering - General, Basics, Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization, language: English, abstract: Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon, without making physical contact with the object. It primarily concerned with deriving information about the earth's surface using an elevated platform. History of RS is not so old. It started from manual aerial photo capturing and interpretation and now running with modern satellite image capturing. A Remote sensing system comprises all the available components (both hard and soft wares), the online server, their interactions and interrelations in doing a particular job like image processing from satellite data. RSS comprises Platforms, Sensor, Computer system, Server, Institutional setups, Energy source and finally Image interpretation. Energy interactions with the atmosphere dictate the spectral regions through which only we can do the remote sensing which are known as spectral windows. The total incident energy will interact with earth's surface materials in three ways. These are: Absorption, Transmission, and Reflection. Radiometric and Geometric characteristics of remotely sensed images comprise Radiant energy, flux, intensity, Irradiance, emittance, Radiance, Radiometric resolution, Film exposure of sensor, Instantaneous Field Of View and Extraneous Geometric effect. Locations and other characteristics of natural features and human activities on, above and beneath the earth's surface are recorded as information for RS. The raster (or grid-cell) data model has developed from aerial and satellite-imaging technology, which represents geographical objects as grid-cell structures known as pixels. The location of geographic objects or conditions is defined by the row and column position of the cells they occupy. Information available on remotely sensed images may have three modes or dimensions, i.e. spatial, temporal, o

An Introduction To Ocean Remote Sensing

Author: Seelye Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107019386
Size: 11.89 MB
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Covering significant new advances in satellite oceanography, this new edition introduces remote sensing for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Introduction To The Physics And Techniques Of Remote Sensing

Author: Charles Elachi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471783381
Size: 10.98 MB
Format: PDF
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The science and engineering of remote sensing--theory and applications The Second Edition of this authoritative book offers readers the essential science and engineering foundation needed to understand remote sensing and apply it in real-world situations. Thoroughly updated to reflect the tremendous technological leaps made since the publication of the first edition, this book covers the gamut of knowledge and skills needed to work in this dynamic field, including: * Physics involved in wave-matter interaction, the building blocks for interpreting data * Techniques used to collect data * Remote sensing applications The authors have carefully structured and organized the book to introduce readers to the basics, and then move on to more advanced applications. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 sets forth the basic properties of electromagnetic waves and their interactions with matter. Chapters 3 through 7 cover the use of remote sensing in solid surface studies, including oceans. Each chapter covers one major part of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., visible/near infrared, thermal infrared, passive microwave, and active microwave). Chapters 8 through 12 then cover remote sensing in the study of atmospheres and ionospheres. Each chapter first presents the basic interaction mechanism, followed by techniques to acquire, measure, and study the information, or waves, emanating from the medium under investigation. In most cases, a specific advanced sensor is used for illustration. The book is generously illustrated with fifty percent new figures. Numerous illustrations are reproduced in a separate section of color plates. Examples of data acquired from spaceborne sensors are included throughout. Finally, a set of exercises, along with a solutions manual, is provided. This book is based on an upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate course taught by the authors at the California Institute of Technology. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the field and its applications, it is appropriate for students in electrical engineering, applied physics, geology, planetary science, astronomy, and aeronautics. It is also recommended for any engineer or scientist interested in working in this exciting field.

Introduction To Microwave Remote Sensing

Author: Iain H. Woodhouse
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203646525
Size: 20.24 MB
Format: PDF
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Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing offers an extensive overview of this versatile and extremely precise technology for technically oriented undergraduates and graduate students. This textbook emphasizes an important shift in conceptualization and directs it toward students with prior knowledge of optical remote sensing: the author dispels any linkage between microwave and optical remote sensing. Instead, he constructs the concept of microwave remote sensing by comparing it to the process of audio perception, explaining the workings of the ear as a metaphor for microwave instrumentation. This volume takes an “application-driven” approach. Instead of describing the technology and then its uses, this textbook justifies the need for measurement then explains how microwave technology addresses this need. Following a brief summary of the field and a history of the use of microwaves, the book explores the physical properties of microwaves and the polarimetric properties of electromagnetic waves. It examines the interaction of microwaves with matter, analyzes passive atmospheric and passive surface measurements, and describes the operation of altimeters and scatterometers. The textbook concludes by explaining how high resolution images are created using radars, and how techniques of interferometry can be applied to both passive and active sensors.

An Introduction To Contemporary Remote Sensing

Author: Qihao Weng
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071740128
Size: 20.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A PRACTICAL, FULL-COLOR GUIDE TO REMOTE SENSING Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing introduces the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science. This book covers basic principles and discusses essential technologies, such as aerial photography, radar, Lidar (light detection and ranging), photogrammetry, satellites, thermal radiation, and much more. Full-color images illustrate the concepts presented, and review questions at the end of each chapter help reinforce learning. This detailed resource provides the solid foundation in remote sensing required for developing diverse geospatial applications. Coverage includes: Geographic information system (GIS) Global positioning system (GPS), mobile mapping, and Google Earth Electromagnetic radiation principles Characteristics of remotely sensed data Spatial, spectral, radiometric, and temporal resolution Aerial photo interpretation Photogrammetry Remote sensors Earth observation satellites Digital image analysis Thermal remote sensing Active remote sensing