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
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
Dr. Yeqiao Wang
Dr. Yeqiao Wangis 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. Wangâ€™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.
... 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