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Remote Sensing of Drought

Innovative Monitoring Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by Brian D. Wardlow, Martha C. Anderson, James P. Verdin

CRC Press

484 pages

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Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches presents emerging remote sensing-based tools and techniques that can be applied to operational drought monitoring and early warning around the world. The first book to focus on remote sensing and drought monitoring, it brings together a wealth of information that has been scattered through

Table of Contents

Drought Monitoring. Vegetation: Historical Perspectives on AVHRR NDVI and Vegetation Drought Monitoring. Vegetation Drought Response Index. The Vegetation Outlook (VegOut). Drought Monitoring Using Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation Estimates Derived from MERIS. Evapotranspiration: Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration for Operational Drought Monitoring Using Principles of Water and Energy Balance. A Thermal-Based Evaporative Stress Index for Monitoring Surface Moisture Depletion. Agricultural Drought Monitoring in Kenya Using Evapotranspiration Derived from Remote Sensing and Reanalysis Data. Soil Moisture/Ground Water: Microwave Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture. North American Land Data Assimilation System. Satellite Gravimetry Applied to Drought Monitoring. Precipitation: Estimating Precipitation from WSR-88D Observations and Rain Gauge Data. Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information Using Artificial Neural Networks. Mapping Recent Decadal Climate Variations in Precipitation and Temperature across Eastern Africa and the Sahel. Snow Cover Monitoring from Remote-Sensing Satellites. Summary: Future Opportunities and Challenges in Remote Sensing of Drought. Index.

About the Editors

Brian D. Wardlow is an assistant professor and GIScience program area leader for the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For more information, visit the National Drought Mitigation Center web site at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Martha C. Anderson is a physical scientist in the Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland. For more information, visit Dr. Anderson's web page at USDA ARS.

James P. Verdin is a physical scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Early Warning and Environmental Monitoring (EWEM) Program. For more information, visit the EWEM web site.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems