Remote sensing refers to the technology of acquiring information about the earth's surface (land and ocean) and atmosphere using sensors onboard airborne (aircraft, balloons) or space borne (satellites, space shuttles) platforms. The technology of remote sensing has gradually evolved into a scientific subject. Its early development was mainly driven by military uses. Later, remotely sensed data became widely applied for civic usages. The range of remote sensing applications includes archaeology, agriculture, cartography, civil engineering, meteorology and climatology, coastal studies, emergency response, forestry, geology, geographic information systems, hazards, land use and land cover, natural disasters, oceanography, water resources, and so on. Most recently, with the advent of high spatial-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the commercial applications of remote sensing are rapidly gaining interest in the remote sensing community and beyond. This book series will review theories and methods, analyze case studies, and examine methods for applying up-to-date remote sensing techniques to a specific area. It aims to serve all professionals, and researchers, scientists alike in academics, industries, government, and beyond.
Remote Sensing of Natural Resources
Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces
By Hongsheng Zhang, Hui Lin, Yuanzhi Zhang, Qihao Weng
September 01, 2015
Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces in Tropical and Subtropical Areas offers a complete and thorough system for using optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing data for improving impervious surface estimation (ISE). Highlighting tropical and subtropical areas where there is ...
Edited By Qihao Weng
May 23, 2014
Cities and towns are the original producers of many of the global environmental problems related to waste disposal, and air and water pollution. There is a rapidly growing need for technologies that will enable monitoring of the world’s natural resources and urban assets, and managing exposure to ...
Edited By Guangxing Wang, Qihao Weng
July 12, 2013
Highlighting new technologies, Remote Sensing of Natural Resources explores advanced remote sensing systems and algorithms for image processing, enhancement, feature extraction, data fusion, image classification, image-based modeling, image-based sampling design, map accuracy assessment and quality...
Edited By Chandra P. Giri
May 02, 2012
Filling the need for a comprehensive book that covers both theory and application, Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover: Principles and Applications provides a synopsis of how remote sensing can be used for land-cover characterization, mapping, and monitoring from the local to the global scale...
By Marcus Borengasser, William S. Hungate, Russell Watkins
December 13, 2007
Land management issues, such as mapping tree species, recognizing invasive plants, and identifying key geologic features, require an understanding of complex technical issues before the best decisions can be made. Hyperspectral remote sensing is one the technologies that can help with reliable ...
Edited By Qihao Weng
October 03, 2007
Remote sensing of impervious surfaces has matured using advances in geospatial technology so recent that its applications have received only sporadic coverage in remote sensing literature. Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces is the first to focus entirely on this developing field. It provides ...