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Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments

Edited By

Yeqiao Wang





ISBN 9781138116382
Published May 31, 2017 by CRC Press
458 Pages 147 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As coastal environments around the world face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, advancements in the technologies that support geospatial data acquisition, imaging, and computing have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of the key developments, Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments brings together renowned scholars to supply a clear presentation of the state-of-the-art in this technically complex arena.

Edited by a recipient of the prestigious PECASE award, this book provides unrivaled coverage of the issues unique to coastal environments. It presents the best available data for measuring and monitoring coastal zones and explains how decision makers and resource managers can use this data to address contemporary issues in coastal zone management. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, the integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and covers the effects of land-cover and land-use change on coastal environments.

Complete with representative case studies, this authoritative resource provides a timely snapshot of the wide range of remote sensing applications in coastal issues to enhance the understanding of how increasing disturbances to our coastal regions are affecting the ecological dynamics, biological diversity, and ecosystem health of our coastal environments. 

Table of Contents

LiDAR/Radar Remote Sensing. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements for Habitat Mapping. Effects of Land-Use/Land-Cover Change in Coastal Areas.

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Biography

Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island. He has received several awards for his work, including the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President William J. Clinton in 2000. Dr. Wang’s specialties are terrestrial remote sensing and modeling in natural resources analysis and mapping. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 70 abstracts and conference papers, and contributed more than 20 peer-reviewed book chapters. He also edited Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments (CRC Press 2009). Dr. Wang serves as the editor in chief for Encyclopedia of Natural Resources (Taylor & Francis), a three-volume set of Land, Air, and Water. Besides his professional publications in English, he has also authored and edited several science books in Chinese.

Reviews

... certainly fills a critical niche in remote sensing applications, since not many remote sensing textbooks deal with the dynamics of complex coastal environments. This book is edited by Professor Yeqiao Wang, an internationally known expert in the field of coastal remote sensing. Most of the contributing authors are well-respected researchers. The book is suitable for use by advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and practitioners in the field.
Yang Shoo, PhD, Research Associate, National Research Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency, in Photogrammetric, December 2010

All in all, this publication covers many remote sensing techniques and their various current applications. ... it is no doubt an extremely useful and informative body of work for those already familiar with the subject matter covered. One suspects that the evolution of remote sensing techniques will be more rapid than the coastal changes that they are now being used to detect and monitor. For this reason, it is highly probable that we shall see more on this theme in the future. ... this publication represents an excellent snapshot of the current situation.
Nick Bray, Terra et Aqua, 2010