Remote Sensing for Hazard Monitoring and Disaster Assessment: Marine and Coastal Applications in the Mediterranean Region, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Remote Sensing for Hazard Monitoring and Disaster Assessment

Marine and Coastal Applications in the Mediterranean Region, 1st Edition

Edited by Eric C Barrett, Krystyna A. Brown, Anton Micallef

CRC Press

240 pages

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Description

Concern for environment hazards, plus the real or potential disasters they may prompt, is growing fast as populations and living standards rise. Fortunately, at the same time both the science and technology of space-based mapping and monitoring of our terrestrial environment are maturing fast.

This book explores the principles and practices of environmental remote sensing, especially the techniques available for data processing, interpretation and analysis. The applicability of remotely sensed data to marine and coastal hazard monitoring and disaster assessment is described and discussed with special reference to problems endemic to he Mediterranean region, including earthquakes, vulcanicity, soil erosion and degradation, vegetation and crop damage, severe weather phenomena, marine conditions, and air and water pollution. This book will be of particular interest to graduate students, scientists and technical officers involved in environmental protection and management, and to national international relief agencies, both in the Mediterranean region itself and elsewhere.

Table of Contents

1. Hazards and Disasters Concepts and Challenges. 2. Remote Sensing Principles, Sensors, Platforms and Data. 3. Satellite Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards and Disasters in the Mediterranean Region. 4. The Contribution of Remote Sensing to the Identification and Monitoring of Anthropogenic Hazards and Disasters affecting the Mediterranean Sea and its Coastlines. 5. Mediterranean Coastal Hazards and Disasters Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes. 6. Multispectral Classification for Vegetation Monitoring in Semi-arid Landscapes Susceptible to Soil Erosion and Desertification. 7. Monitoring of Vegetation and Crop Hazards from Thermal Infrared Imagery. 8. The Use of Meteorological Satellite Imagery in Hazard Monitoring and Forecasting in the Mediterranean Region. 9. Sea State and Wave Monitoring by Remote Sensing. 10. Remote Sensing of Selected Pollution Events in the Mediterranean Sea. 11. Hazard and Disaster Information Management - The Way Forward? Sensing Principles, Sensors, Platforms and Data. 3. Satellite Remote Sensing of Natural Hazards and Disasters in the Mediterranean Region. 4. The Contribution of Remote Sensing to the Identification and Monitoring of Anthropogenic Hazards and Disasters affecting the Mediterranean Sea and its Coastlines. 5. Mediterranean Coastal Hazards and Disasters Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes. 6. Multispectral Classification for Vegetation Monitoring in Semi-arid Landscapes Susceptible to Soil Erosion and Desertification. 7. Monitoring of Vegetation and Crop Hazards from Thermal Infrared Imagery. 8. The Use of Meteorological Satellite Imagery in Hazard Monitoring and Forecasting in the Mediterranean Region. 9. Sea State and Wave Monitoring by Remote Sensing. 10. Remote Sensing of Selected Pollution Events in the Mediterranean Sea. 11. Hazard and Disaster Information Management - The Way Forward?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HOM021000
HOUSE & HOME / Security
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems