Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Science - 457 pages
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Taking a detailed, non mathematical approach to two broad areas of principles and applications, this book progresses from the physical principles on which remote sensing is based - equipment, techniques and data analysis -through to the application of remote sensing to both physical phenomena and events, and to human activies and man-made landscapes.
 

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Contents

Monitoring the environment
3
Physical bases of remote sensing
19
Radiation characteristics of natural phenomena
37
Sensors for environmental monitoring
57
Sensor platforms sensor packages and satellite data distribution
83
Calibration evaluation and validation in remote sensing
117
Remote sensing data interchangeability preprocessing and processing
135
Analysis and interpretation of aerial photography
151
Water in the environment
245
Soils and land forms
279
Rocks and mineral resources
303
Ecology conservation and resource management
323
Land use and crop production
347
The built environment
371
Hazards and disasters
393
Problems and prospects
415

Digital data handling
165
Weather analysis and forecasting
193
Global climatology
221
Internet sources of further information
433
Index
447
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