Introduction to Remote Sensing

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Guilford Press, 2011 - Science - 667 pages
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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.

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Someone please alert the author! In the fifth Ed (and probably in earlier Eds as well) discrepancy between page 36 and Table 2.3 on page 34...
I wonder how many other transgressions exist in the text???

Contents

Chapter OneHistory and Scope of Remote Sensing
3
Chapter TwoElectromagnetic Radiation
31
Chapter ThreeMapping Cameras
61
Chapter FourDigital Imagery
101
Chapter FiveImage Interpretation
130
Chapter SixLand Observation Satellites
158
Chapter SevenActive Microwave
204
Chapter EightLidar
243
Chapter FourteenAccuracy Assessment
408
Chapter FifteenHyperspectral Remote Sensing
429
Chapter SixteenChange Detection
445
Chapter SeventeenPlant Sciences
465
Chapter EighteenEarth Sciences
517
Chapter NineteenHydrospheric Sciences
549
Chapter TwentyLand Use and Land Cover
585
Chapter TwentyOneGlobal Remote Sensing
614

Chapter NineThermal Imagery
257
Chapter TenImage Resolution
285
Chapter ElevenPreprocessing
305
Chapter TwelveImage Classification
335
Chapter ThirteenField Data
382
Index
643
About the Authors
667
Color Insert
669
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James B. Campbell is Professor of Geography at Virginia Tech, where he teaches remote sensing, quantitative methods, and geomorphology. He has worked closely with students and faculty in related fields such as forestry, geology, agronomy, environmental sciences, and planning. Since 1997 he has served as Codirector of Virginia Tech's Center for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing (CEARS). The author of numerous technical articles and several books, Dr. Campbell has received the Outstanding Service Award and the Fellow Award of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. He is also a recipient of the Outstanding Service Medal awarded by the Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Campbell has been active in the AmericaView Program, including service as a principal investigator for the VirginiaView consortium and as a member and chair of the AmericaView Board of Directors. Randolph H. Wynne is Professor in the Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Department at Virginia Tech. He also serves as Remote Sensing Team Leader for the Forest Productivity Cooperative, Associate Director of the Conservation Management Institute, and Codirector of CEARS. He teaches courses in forest photogrammetry and spatial data processing and remote sensing of natural resources. Dr. Wynne's research interests are in the applications of remote sensing to forestry, natural resource management, ecology, ecosystem services, and earth system science.

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