1st Edition

Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies

Edited By Ph.D. Thenkabail Copyright 2015
    708 Pages
    by CRC Press

    707 Pages 287 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A volume in the three-volume Remote Sensing Handbook series, Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies documents the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place during the last 50 years. The other two volumes in the series are Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies, and Land Resources Monitoring, Modeling, and Mapping with Remote Sensing.

    In true handbook style, this volume demonstrates in-depth, extensive and comprehensive coverage of Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies. The book provides fundamental as well as practical knowledge of remote sensing of myriad topics pertaining to water resources, disasters, and urban areas such as hydrology, water resources, water use, water productivity, floods, wetlands, snow and ice, nightlights, geomorphology, droughts and drylands, disasters, volcanoes, fire, and smart cities.

    Highlights include:

    • Hydrological studies, groundwater studies, flood studies, and crop water use and water productivity studies

    • Wetland modeling, mapping, and characterization

    • Snow and ice studies

    • Drought and dryland monitoring and mapping methods

    • Volcanoes, coal fires, and greenhouse gas emissions

    • Urban remote sensing for disaster risk management

    • Remote sensing for the design of smart cities

    Considered magnum opus on the subject the three-volume Remote Sensing Handbook is edited by Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail, an internationally acclaimed scientist in remote sensing, GIScience, and spatial sciences. The volume has contributions from pioneering remote sensing global experts on specific topics. The volume gives you a knowledge base on each of the above mentioned topics, a deep understanding the evolution remote sensing science, and familiarity with state-of-th

    Water. Hydrology. Geomorphology. Floods. Wetlands. Snow and Ice. Glaciers, Permafrost, and Ice. Droughts and Drylands. Disasters. Volcanoes. Fire. Urban. Nightlights. Advances in Water Remote Sensing.


    Thenkabail Ph.D. and Prasad S.

    Here Is What Top Global Remote Sensing Experts Say about the Remote Sensing Handbook, Three-Volume Set

    1. Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies

    2. Land Resources Monitoring, Modeling, and Mapping with Remote Sensing

    3. Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies

    "I have had the pleasure and honor to be involved in the field of remote sensing for nearly 50 years. To say that much has changed and been accomplished in this field over this time period is a severe understatement. It would require literally hundreds of experts on a global basis to characterize the history, scope, utility, dynamism, and future outlook for remote sensing. It is this exact feat that is accomplished through the contributions of over 300 highly respected, international researchers and practitioners in the production of Remote Sensing Handbook (three volumes). This comprehensive treatise sets a new standard for spanning and integrating discussion of remote sensing principles, data, methods, development, applications, and scientific and social context. It will be an invaluable multidisciplinary reference for many years to come."
    — Dr. Thomas M. Lillesand, Emeritus Professor of Remote Sensing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and chief author of the most widely read Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation

    "It is a great pleasure to be asked to endorse this comprehensive new book. It is a truly ambitious task to bring together so much information about remote sensing and the range of the material covered is impressive. It puts one in mind of the Manual of Remote Sensing, first edition 1975, second edition 1983. While much of the basic information in that earlier book is still valid, things have moved on and there was clearly scope for a new approach. In those early days, the systems flown in space were the early Landsat sat