Fundamentals of Geological Remote Sensing

ISBN-10: 0133487806
ISBN-13: 9780133487800
Edition: 1st 1997
List price: $90.00
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Description: Appropriate for senior level undergraduate and graduate courses. Recommend prerequisites: Calculus, Petrology, and Mineralogy. Part of the Prentice Hall Series In G.I.S. This book presents comprehensive coverage of remote sensing with a focus on  More...

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List price: $90.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/13/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 370
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Appropriate for senior level undergraduate and graduate courses. Recommend prerequisites: Calculus, Petrology, and Mineralogy. Part of the Prentice Hall Series In G.I.S. This book presents comprehensive coverage of remote sensing with a focus on multispectral applications and digital photogrammetry. Also includes coverage on remote sensing as it applies to environmental monitoringa topic that places this textbook on the cutting edge in the field.

Introduction and Overview
From the Human Eye to the Multispectral Scanner
Organization of Presented Material
Cited References
Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Natural Materials on the Earth's Surface
Electromagnetic Radiation and the Search for Compositional Information
The Effect of Single-Grain Indices of Refraction and Absorption on the Reflectance Properties of a Beach
The Effect of Grain Size On the Reflectance Properties of a Beach. Separation of Compositional and Grain Size Effects and Extrapolation from Beaches to Soils and Rocks
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Additional References (Uncited)
Spectra of Earth Materials
Vegetation, Water, and Snow
Minerals and Rocks
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Additional References (Uncited)
Spectral Radiance from the Earth's Surface and Its Measurement by Electro-Optical Multispectral Sensors
Reflected and Emitted Radiance Available for Detection
Multispectral Electro-Optical Sensors for Remote Sensing
Measured Spectral Radiance
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Additional References (Uncited)
Multispectral Image Processing Methods
Introduction
Elimination of Atmospheric Path Radiance and Additive Electronic Offset
The Electronic Display and Human Perception of Color
Spectral and Temporal Rationing
Principal Component Transformation and Multispectral Classification
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Additional References (Uncited)
Spatial Image Processing Methods
Introduction
Automatic Linear Feature Mapping
Geophysical Imaging
Digital Photogrammetry
Integration of Remote Sensing Data and Geographic Information Systems
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Remote Sensing Applications to Mineral Exploration
Introduction
The Use of Remote Sensing in Exploration for Metals
The Use of Remote Sensing in Exploration for Diamonds and Rare Earth Minerals
The Use of Remote Sensing in Exploration for Industrial Minerals
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Additional References (Uncited)
Remote Sensing Applications to Petroleum and Ground Water Exploration
Introduction
The Use of Remote Sensing for Petroleum Exploration
The Use of Remote Sensing for Ground Water Exploration
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Additional References (Uncited)
Remote Sensing Applications to Environmental Studies and Geological Engineering
Introduction
Remote Sensing Applications for Solid Waste Landfills and Open Pit Mines
Remote Sensing Applications for Forests and Wetlands
Remote Sensing Applications for Farm Land and Coastal Erosion
Remote Sensing Applications for Pipelines and Highways
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Remote Sensing Applications to Global Monitoring
Introduction
Global Monitoring of Geological Hazards
Monitoring of Human Contributions to Global Changes
Monitoring of Natural Contributions to Global Changes
Review
Exercises
Cited References
Epilogue
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Index
Color Plate Captions

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