1st Edition

Geospatial Information Handbook for Water Resources and Watershed Management, Volume I Fundamentals and Analyses

Edited By John G Lyon, Lynn Lyon Copyright 2023
    236 Pages 29 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    236 Pages 29 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Volume I of Geospatial Information Handbook for Water Resources and Watershed Management discusses fundamental characteristics, measurements, and analyses of water features and watersheds including lakes and reservoirs, rivers and streams, and coasts and estuaries. It presents contemporary knowledge on Geospatial Technology (GT)–supported functional analyses of water runoff, storage and balance, flooding and floodplains, water quality, soils and moisture, climate vulnerabilities, and ecosystem services.

    • Captures advanced Geospatial Technologies (GTs) addressing a wide range of water issues
    • Provides real-world applications and case studies using advanced spectral and spatial sensors combined with geospatially facilitated water process models
    • Details applications of ArcInfo/ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine, and other systems using advanced remote sensors, including hyperspectral ER2 AVIRIS, Sentinel-1 and -2, MODIS, Landsat 7 ETM+, Landsat 8 OLI and TIPS, SAR radar, and thermal imaging
    • Global in coverage with applications contributed by more than 170 authors with lifelong expertise in water sciences and engineering

    This handbook is a wide-ranging and contemporary reference of advanced geospatial techniques used in numerous practical applications at the local and regional scales and is an in-depth resource for professionals and the water research community worldwide.

    1. Introduction to Volume I of the Water Geospatial Handbook

    John G. Lyon and Lynn Lyon

    2. Introduction to Volume I

    John G. Lyon and Lynn Lyon

    3. Large-Scale Mapping and Monitoring Inland Waters by Google Earth Engine and Remote Sensing Techniques

    Gordana Kaplan and Mateo Gašparović

    4. Identification of Potential Runoff Storage Zones within Watersheds

    Vikas Kumar Rana and Tallavajhala Maruthi Venkata Suryanarayana

    5. Flood Risk Zone Mapping Using a Rational Model in Highly Weathered Nitisols of Southeastern Nigeria

    Daniel Aja, Eyasu Elias, and Ota Henry Obiahu

    6. Morphometric Indicators-Based Flood Vulnerability Assessment of Upper Satluj Basin, Western Himalayas, India

    Amit Jamwal and Vikram Sharma

    7. Remote Sensing Measures of Sandbars along the Shoreline of Sonadia Island, Bangladesh, 1972–2006

    Md. Enamul Hoque, Sayedur Rahman Chowdhury, Md. Zahedur Rahman Chowdhury, Mohammad Muslem Uddin, Mohammed Shahidul Alam, and Shyamal Karmakar

    8. Integrated Soil Fertility Management for Climate Change Mitigation and Agricultural Sustainability

    Tesfaye Bayu

    9. Monitoring Common Agricultural Cropping Across the US and Canadian Laurentian Great Lakes Basin Watershed Using MODIS-NDVI Data

    Ross Lunetta, John G. Lyon, Yang Shao, and Jayantha Ediriwickrema

    10. SWAT Modeling of Sediment Yields for Selected Watersheds in the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin

    Yang Shao, Ross Lunetta, Alexander J. Macpherson, Junyan Luo, and Guo Chen

    11. Temporal Downscaling of Daily to Minute Interval Precipitation by Emulator Modeling-Based Genetic Optimization

    Venkatesh Budamala, Abhinav Wadhwa, Amit B. Mahindrakar, and B. Srimuruganandam


    Over the years John and Lynn Lyon have worked on water issues with great interest and heart. 

    A hallmark of their scholarship has been helping others with scientific authorship. Books are a great way to capture thoughts and methods making them accessible to others worldwide. In that vein here they have advanced a whole cadre of thought leaders with a broad focus on water.

    Whether local, regional, continental, or global scale water issues unite passions.

    Part of the challenge is the breadth and complexity of water. If many people take a piece the whole society can fashion sustainable outcomes. The Handbook is focused on presenting a number of ways to facilitate these thoughtful contributions.

    John earned his Doctorate at the University of Michigan and Lynn earned her Master’s Degree at Ohio State University.