2nd Edition

Introduction to Remote Sensing




ISBN 9780849392559
Published April 2, 2007 by CRC Press
352 Pages 14 Color & 111 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Addressing the need for updated information in remote sensing, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Second Edition provides a full and authoritative introduction for scientists who need to know the scope, potential, and limitations in the field. The authors discuss the physical principles of common remote sensing systems and examine the processing, interpretation, and applications of data. This new edition features updated and expanded material, including greater coverage of applications from across earth, environmental, atmospheric, and oceanographic sciences. Illustrated with remotely sensed color images from satellites and aircraft, it also outlines data acquisition and analysis.

New to this edition:

·       Details of satellite systems launched since the first edition

·       Sections on airborne lidar for land surveys and airborne gamma ray spectroscopy

·       A section on interferometric synthetic aperture radar

·       Expanded discussions of filtering of images

·       Updates to a number of recent applications, particularly some that make use of global datasets

Suitable for students and professionals with some background in the physical sciences, this book comprehensively surveys the basic principles behind remote sensing physics, techniques, and technology.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Remote Sensing
Introduction
Aircraft Versus Satellites
Weather Satellites
Observations of the Earth’s Surface
Communications and Data Collection Systems
Sensors and Instruments
Introduction
Electromagnetic Radiation
Visible and Near-Infrared Sensors
Thermal-Infrared Sensors
Microwave Sensors
Sonic Sensors
Satellite Systems
Introduction
Meteorological Remote Sensing Satellites
Nonmeteorological Remote Sensing Satellites
Resolution
Data Reception, Archiving, and Distribution
Introduction
Data Reception from the TIROS-N/NOAA Series of Satellites
Data Reception from Other Remote Sensing Satellites
Archiving and Distribution
Lasers and Airborne Remote Sensing Systems
Introduction
Early Airborne Lidar Systems
Lidar Bathymetry
Lidar for Land Surveys
Laser Fluorosensing
Airborne Gamma Ray Spectroscopy
Ground Wave and Sky Wave Radar Techniques
Introduction
The Radar Equation
Ground Wave Systems
Sky Wave Systems
Active Microwave Instruments
Introduction
The Altimeter
The Scatterometer
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
Atmospheric Corrections to Passive
Satellite Remote Sensing Data
Introduction
Radiative Transfer Theory
Physical Processes Involved in Atmospheric Correction
Thermal-Infrared Scanners and Passive Microwave Scanners
Visible Wavelength Scanners
Image Processing
Introduction
Digital Image Displays
Image Processing Systems
Density Slicing
Image Processing Programs
Image Enhancement
Multispectral Images
Principal Components
Fourier Transforms
Applications of Remotely Sensed Data
Introduction
Applications to the Atmosphere
Applications to the Geosphere
Applications to the Biosphere
Applications to the Hydrosphere
Applications to the Cryosphere
Postscript
References
Bibliography

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