The Sage Handbook of Remote Sensing

The Sage Handbook of Remote Sensing

By: Giles M. Foody (editor), M. Duane Nellis (editor), Timothy A. Warner (editor)Hardback

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Remote Sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales Remote Sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference. It is organized in four key sections: Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation with the Terrestrial Environment include: chapters on Visible, Near-IR and Shortwave IR; Middle IR (3-5 micrometers); Thermal IR; Microwave - Digital sensors and Image Characteristics: chapters on Sensor Technology; Coarse Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Medium Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Fine Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Video Imaging and Multispectral Digital Photography; Hyperspectral Sensors; Radar and Passive Microwave Sensors; Lidar - Remote Sensing Analysis: Design and Implementation: chapters on Image Pre-Processing; Ground Data Collection; and, Integration with GIS; Quantitative Models in Remote Sensing. It also includes: validation and accuracy assessment; Remote Sensing Analysis: Applications: Lithospheric sciences: chapters on Topography; Geology; Soils; Plant sciences: Vegetation; Agriculture; Hydrospheric and Crysopheric sciences: Hydrosphere: Fresh and Ocean Water; Cryosphere; Global change and Human environments: Earth Systems; Human Environments & Links to the Social Sciences; Real Time Monitoring Systems and Disaster Management; and, Land Cover Change. Illustrated throughout, this is an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data. The "SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing" provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.

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Timothy A. Warner is Professor of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University, in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. He received a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD from Purdue University in Remote Sensing. His research specialties include the spatial properties of images, high resolution remote sensing, and lidar. He served as a founding board member and Secretary of AmericaView. He received the 2006 Outstanding Contributions Award from the Remote Sensing Special ty Group (RSSG) of the Association of American Geographers, and the 2006 Boeing Award for Best Paper in Image Analysis and Interpretation from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. He has had two Fulbright appointments, one at the University of Louis Pasteur, in Strasbourg, France (2007) and a second at the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile (2013). He served as a co-editor of Progress in Physical Geography (2010 - 2014). He currently serves on the editorial board of Geographical Compass, is a co-editor of Remote Sensing Letters, and editor in chief of the International Journal of Remote Sensing. M. Duane Nellis began serving as the University of Idaho's 17th president on July 1, 2009. As the university's chief executive officer, President M. Duane Nellis provides robust and engaging leadership for the University of Idaho by: supporting 42 statewide extension offices and university center locations in Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls; working with the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) program to ensure that medical education in Idaho is supported, along with the 20 first-year medical students on the Moscow campus each year; and by being actively engaged with the university alumni, friends, donors, faculty, staff and students around the world to create a university that is more entrepreneurial, sustainable, international, interdisciplinary and diverse. Previously, Dr. Nellis served as provost and senior vice president of Kansas State University and oversaw 12 deans and 10 other units, including the offices of the vice provost for information technology services and the vice president for research. Dr. Nellis is recognized nationally and internationally for his research utilizing satellite data and geographic information systems to analyze various dimensions of the earth's land surface. President M. Duane Nellis is a native of the Northwest. He was born in Spokane, Wash. He met and married his wife, Ruthie, while pursuing his bachelor's degree in earth sciences/geography at Montana State University. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in geography at Oregon State University.


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 (3-5 m) 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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  • publication date: 31/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412936163
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781412936163
  • weight: 1202
  • ISBN10: 1412936160

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