1st Edition

Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments

Edited By Yeqiao Wang Copyright 2010
    458 Pages 147 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    442 Pages 147 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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. 

    Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments: An Overview; Yeqiao Wang

    SECTION I: LiDAR/Radar Remote Sensing
    Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Study of Coastal Wetlands Over Southeastern Louisiana; Zhong Lu and Oh-Ig Kwoun
    Mangrove Canopy 3D Structure and Ecosystem Productivity Using Active Remote Sensing; Marc Simard, Lola E. Fatoyinbo, and Naiara Pinto
    Integration of LiDAR and Historical Maps to Measure Coastal Change on a Variety of Time and Spatial Scales; Cheryl J. Hapke
    Coastal 3D Change Pattern Analysis Using LiDAR Series Data; Guoqing Zhou

    SECTION II: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
    Mapping the Onset and Progression of Marsh Dieback; Elijah Ramsey III and Amina Rangoonwala
    Estimating Chlorophyll Condition in Southern New England Coastal Waters from Hyperspectral Aircraft Remote Sensing; Darryl J. Keith
    Mapping Salt Mash Vegetation by Integrating Hyperspectral and LiDAR Remote Sensing; Jiansheng Yang and Francisco Artigas

    SECTION III: High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing
    Mapping Salt Marsh in Jamaica Bay and Terrestrial Vegetation in Fire Island National Seashore Using QuickBird Satellite Data; Yeqiao Wang, Mark Christiano, and Michael Traber
    Object-Based Data Integration and Classification for High-Resolution Coastal Mapping; Jie Shan and Ejaz Hussain
    True-Color Digital Orthophotography Data for Mapping Coastal Impervious Surface Areas; Yuyu Zhou and Yeqiao Wang
    FORMOSAT-2 Images in Mapping of South Asia Tsunami Disaster; Ming-Der Yang, Tung-Ching Su, and An-Ming Wu

    SECTION IV: Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements for Habitat Mapping
    Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements for Delineation and Assessment of Coastal Marshes and their Constituent Species; Martha S. Gilmore, Daniel L. Civco, Emily H. Wilson, Nels Barrett, Sandy Prisloe, James D. Hurd, and Cary Chadwick
    Quantifying Biophysical Conditions of Herbaceous Wetland Vegetation in Poyang Lake of Coastal China via Multitemporal SAR Imagery and In Situ Measurements; Limin Yang, Huiyong Sang, Hui Lin, and Jinsong Chen
    EO-1 Advanced Land Imager Data in Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping; Eric Akins, Yeqiao Wang, and Yuyu Zhou
    Remote Sensing Applications Used to Inventory and Monitor Natural Resources in North Atlantic Coastal National Parks; Sara Stevens and Courtney Schupp

    SECTION V: Effects of Land-Use/Land-Cover Change in Coastal Areas
    Coastal Area Land-Cover Change Analysis for Connecticut; James D. Hurd, Daniel L. Civco, Emily H. Wilson, and Chester L. Arnold
    Effects of Increasing Urban Impervious Surface on Hydrology of Coastal Rhode Island Watersheds; Yuyu Zhou, Yeqiao Wang, Arthur J. Gold, and Peter V. August
    Contemporary Land-Use/Land-Cover Change in Coastal Pearl River Delta and its Impact on Regional Climate; Limin Yang, Wenshi Lin, Lu Zhang, Hui Lin, and Dongsheng Du
    Geospatial Information for Sustainable Development: A Case Study in Coastal East Africa; Yeqiao Wang, James Tobey, Amani Ngusaru, Vedast Makota, Gregory Bonynge, and Jarunee Nugranad

    Index

    Biography

    Yeqiao Wang

    ... 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