1st Edition

Mapping, Monitoring, and Modeling Land and Water Resources
Advanced Techniques Using Open Source Software

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ISBN 9780367486839
June 22, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 157 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The wide range of challenges in studying Earth system dynamics because of uncertainties in climate change and complex man-made interference are creating difficulties in managing land and water resources and their sustainable use. This book brings together real-world case studies accurately surveyed and assessed through spatial modeling and focuses on the effectiveness of combining remote sensing, GIS, and R. The use of open source software for different spatial modeling cases in various fields, along with the use of remote sensing and GIS, help researchers, students, and practitioners to better understand the phenomena and the prediction of future analyses for problem solving and decision making.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Land Resources Mapping, Monitoring and Modeling. Open Source Satellite Data and GIS for Land Resources Mapping. Soil Resources Mapping and Modeling For Sustainable Land Use Planning. Spatial Modeling and Geo-statistical Analysis for Soil Moisture Content Estimation. Land Resources Inventory and Mapping for Agricultural Land Use Planning. Soil Organic Carbon and Spatial Modeling. Advanced Modeling for Assessing Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics. Land-Use Suitability Modeling for Agricultural Sustainability. Water Resources Mapping, Monitoring And Modeling. Open Source Satellite Data and GIS for Water Resources Mapping and Monitoring. Meteorological and Agriculture Drought Monitoring. Watershed Management and Flood Modeling. Groundwater Potential Zone and Quality Assessment. Wetland Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment. Recent Trends in Climate Adaptive Water Resources Management.

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Dr. Pravat Kumar Shit is an Assistant Professor at the P.G. Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College (Autonomous), West Bengal, India. He received his M.Sc & Ph.D. degrees in Geography from Vidyasagar University and PG Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS from Sambalpur University. His research interests include applied geomorphology, soil erosion, groundwater, forest resources, wetland ecosystem, environmental contaminants & pollution, and natural resources mapping & modelling. He has published nine books (seven books in Springer) and more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals.  He is currently the editor of the GIScience and Geo-environmental Modelling (GGM) Book Series, Springer-Nature.

Dr. Pulakesh Das is currently work in World Resources Institute India (WRII), New Delhi India. Previously, he was teaching as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Remote Sensing & GIS, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. He has received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in July 2019. He completed his M.Sc (2012) in Remote Sensing & GIS and B.Sc (2010) in Physics from the Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. His primary research area includes Land Use Forest Cover (LUFC) modeling, Hydrological Modeling, Forest Cover Dynamics and Climate Change, Digital Image Processing, Microwave Remote Sensing for Soil Moisture and Forest Biomass Estimation, Plant Biophysical Characterization, etc. He has published more than 13 research articles in reputed peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Gouri Sankar Bhunia received Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, India in 2015. His Ph.D. dissertation work focused on environmental control measures of infectious disease using geospatial technology. His research interests include environmental modelling, risk assessment, natural resources mapping and modelling, data mining and information retrieval using Geospatial technology. Dr Bhunia is associate editor and on the editorial boards of three international journal in health GIS and Geosciences. Dr. Bhunia has published more than 60 articles in various scopus indexed journals.

Dr. Dipanwita Dutta has been working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Vidyasagar University since October 2012. She completed her M. Sc. in Geography from the University of Calcutta in 2006 and obtained her second M. Sc. degree in Remote Sensing and GIS under a joint collaboration program of International Institute for Geo-information science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente (The Netherlands) and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun (India) in the year 2010. She started her career as senior research fellow at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi. She received her Ph. D. degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in 2016. Her broad area of research includes agricultural drought, dryland issues, crop monitoring, land use dynamics, urban green space and her research projects have been funded by UGC, DST-SERB (Govt. of India). Dr. Dutta has published more than 31 articles, book chapters in reputed international journals and edited book volumes. She is reviewer of many national and international journals. Dr. Dutta has been awarded NUFFIC fellowship for three months staying at ITC, Netherlands as part of her M. Sc. course. She has been awarded International Travel Grant from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for visiting the University of Salzburg, Austria. She has also been awarded WMO-ICTP fellowship for attending an international workshop at ICTP, Italy.