Re-envisioning Remote Sensing Applications: Perspectives from Developing Countries aims at discussing varied applications of remote sensing, with respect to upcoming technologies with diverse themes. Organized into four sections of overlapping areas of research, the book covers chapters with themes related to agriculture, soil and land degradation studies; hydrology, microclimates and climate change impacts; land use/land cover analysis applications; resource analysis and bibliometric studies, culminating with future research agenda. All the topics are supported via case studies and spatial data analysis.
- Provides the applications of remote sensing in all fields through varied case studies and spatial data analysis
- Includes soil and land degradation, microclimates, and climate change impacts
- Covers remote sensing applications in broad areas of agriculture, hydrology, land use/land cover change and resource analysis
- Discusses usage of GPS-enabled smartphones and digital gadgets used for mapping and spatial analysis
- Explores future research agenda for applications of remote sensing in post-COVID scenario
This book is of interest to researchers and graduate students in environmental sciences, remote sensing, GIS, agricultural scientists and managers, forestry scientists and managers, and water resources scientists and managers.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Re-envisioning Remote Sensing Applications; Section I Agricultural, Soil and Land Degradation Studies 1. Wheat Yield Prediction through Spectral Indices using Agro-Meteorological Data 2. Impact of Variation in Agro-Meteorological Parameters on Wheat Production and Comparison of Yield Predicted by Agro-Meteorological Indices 3. Geostationary Meteorological Satellite for Agrometeorological Applications 4. Prediction of urban expansion and identifying its impacts on the degradation of agricultural land: A machine learning-based Remote sensing approach in Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Section II Hydrology, Microclimates and Climate Change Impacts 5. Spatio-Temporal Variations of Water Surface Temperature and its effect on Microclimate of Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh (India) 6. Assessing the Impact of Climate Variables on Soil Salinity using Remote Sensing and GIS 7. Monitoring Climate Change induced Variations in the Indian Sundarbans Region using Geospatial Sciences 8. Remote Sensing of Photosynthesis, Vegetation Productivity and Climate Variability on Bangladesh;
Section III Land-use/ Land cover Analysis Applications 9. Rural Land Transformation in Chandigarh Periphery: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis 10. Examining the Temporal Change in Land-cover/Land-use in Five Watersheds in Goa, India using a Geospatial Approach 11. Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Land Degradation: A case study in Dolakha District, Nepal 12. Remote sensing-based approach to identify the influence of land use/land cover change on the urban thermal environment: A case study in Chattogram City, Bangladesh 13. Modeling Land Use Land Cover Change Using Multi-Layer Perceptron and Markov Chain Analysis: A Study on Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia 14. Geoinformatics Approach in Desertification Evaluation using Vegetation Cover Changes in the Sudano-Sahelian Region of Nigeria from 2000 to 2010; Section IV Resource Analysis and Bibliometric Studies 15. Role of Geospatial Technology in Crop Growth Monitoring and Yield Estimation 16. Remote Sensing Applications for Crop Residue Burning Assessments: A Review 17. Indian Water Resources Research using Remote Sensing as reflected by Web of Science during 2009-2018: A Bibliometric Study 18. Research Practice on Remote Sensing: A Bibliometric Study of Indian Scholars; Epilogue: Future Research Agenda
Ripudaman Singh, presently teaching as Professor of Geography at Lovely Professional University. After completing his doctoral research from Panjab University, Chandigarh through UGC-JRF/SRF fellowships, he has been faculty to various institutions including Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh (2005-2010); Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (2010-2011); and Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar (2011-2012), and Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Since 2012). He has also served Government College, Hoshiarpur (2004) on honorary basis and Panjab University, Chandigarh as Guest Faculty (2005-2006). He has been a recipient of ‘Young Geographers Award’ from National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI) in 2005. He has special interest in Development Geography, Remote Sensing & GIS, Geography of India, Political Geography, Regional Development & Planning and Disaster Management. He has published more than forty research papers in reputed national and international journals and three books to his credit. His other two books are under publication.