Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing

ISBN-10: 0071740112

ISBN-13: 9780071740111

Edition: 2012

Authors: Qihao Weng

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A practical guide to remote sensing technology, providing basic knowledge intended for diverse geospatial applications An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing Earth from Spacecovers the latest developments in remote sensing and imaging science, especially those relevant to undergraduate students. Remote sensing is the technology behind revolutionary applications such as Google Earth. The information in this book will help you to optimize portable equipment design by understanding and selecting most ideal spatial imagery technique. This versatile book serves lower-division undergraduate students as a textbook and may also be used as a reference tool for various remote sensing workshops as well as for professionals and researchers in academia, government, and industries to acquire updated information on the newest developments in the field. An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing Earth from Space Contains helpful features, such as summaries, text boxes, review questions, key terms, and lab exercises Includes supplementsteacher's manual, study guide, solutions, software, datasets, and further references for books, journals, and websites Can easily be converted for use in distance-education classes Provides the most up-to-date developments in remote sensing and imaging science, especially those relevant to undergraduate students Helps you optimize portable equipment design and select the most ideal spatial imagery technique
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List price: $152.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
The Field of Remote Sensing
Introduction
How Does Remote Sensing Work?
Characteristics of Remote Sensing Digital Images
A Brief History of Remote Sensing
Examples of Remote Sensing Applications
Crop Irrigation in Kansas
Urban Sprawl in Las Vegas, Nevada
Remote Sensing of Aerosols
Monitoring Forest Fire with High Temporal Resolution Satellite Imagery
Remote Sensing Application in the Recovery at the World Trade Center
Geographic Information Systems
Why Geographic Information Systems?
Raster GIS and Capabilities
Vector GIS and Capabilities
Global Positioning System and Mobile Mapping
Google Earth
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Electromagnetic Radiation Principles
Introduction
Principles of Electromagnetic Radiation
Interactions with Earth Surface Materials
Atmospheric Effects
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Characteristics of Remotely Sensed Data
Introduction
Data Recording Methods
Photographs
Satellite Images
Spatial Resolution
Spectral Resolution
Radiometric Resolution
Temporal Resolution
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Aerial Photo Interpretation
Introduction
Aerial Cameras
Films and Filters
Methods of Aerial Photo Interpretation
Scale of Aerial Photography
Spatial Resolution of Aerial Photography
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Photogrammetry Basics
Introduction
Types of Aerial Photos
Geometry of Aerial Photography
Image Displacement and Height Measurement
Height Determination from a Single Aerial Photo
Height Determination Using Stereoscopic Parallax
Acquisition of Aerial Photos
Stereoscopy
Orthophotography
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Remote Sensors
Introduction
Electro-Optical Sensors
Across-Track Scanning Systems
Linear-Array (Along-Track) Scanning Systems
Thermal IR Sensors
Passive Microwave and Imaging Radar Sensors
Lidar
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Earth Observation Satellites
Introduction
Satellite Orbital Characteristics
Earth Resources Satellites
The Landsat Satellite Program
SPOT
Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites
MODIS
Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellites
NOAA POES Satellites
GOES
Envisat Meris
Other Satellites
Commercial Satellites
IKONOS
QuickBird
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Digital Image Analysis
Introduction
Image Corrections
Contrast Enhancement
Spatial Enhancement
Spectral Transformations
Image Classification
Image Classification Process
Common Image Classifiers
Hyperspectral Image Analysis
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Thermal Remote Sensing
Introduction
Thermal Radiation Properties
Thermal Infrared Atmospheric Windows
Thermal Radiation Laws
Thermal Properties of Terrestrial Features
Characteristics of Thermal Images and Collection
Thermal Image Interpretation
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Active Remote Sensing
Introduction
Radar Principles
Radar Imaging Geometry and Spatial Resolution
Characteristics of Radar Images
Radar Image Interpretation
Lidar Principles
Characteristics of Lidar Data
Lidar Applications
Topographic Mapping Applications
Forestry Applications
Summary
Key Concepts and Terms
Review Questions
References
Index
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