Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments Technologies, Techniques and Applications

ISBN-10: 1402030991

ISBN-13: 9781402030994

Edition: 2005

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Coastal waters are important ecological systems and vital assets for many nations. Coastal waters are also complex, dynamic environments where a vast array of coupled biological, chemical, geological, and physical processes occurs over multiple time and space scales. The optical environment of coastal waters is particularly complex. There is considerable interest in studying coastal waters to gain a better understanding of earth system processes for climatic change research or environmental factors for management decisions. Consequently, there is a need for robust, effective technologies and methods for studying these important complex environments. Remote sensing from aircraft and space-based platforms offers unique large-scale synoptic data to address the intricate nature of coastal waters. However, many researchers wishing to apply remote sensing to a dynamic coastal environment are faced with the challenge of learning a technology laden with new and often confusing terminology, data, and methods of processing and analysis. To gain an adequate understanding of remote sensing generally involves scouring countless technical manuals, reports, and scientific papers. Hence the major goal of writing this work was to produce a comprehensive resource for those involved in various studies of coastal aquatic environments. With its primary focus on optical remote sensing using passive instruments, the editors have indeed succeeded in creating a book the scientific community has been waiting for.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 347
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Richard L. Miller, FAIA, was named by Healthcare Design magazine as one of the nation's twenty-five most influential people in healthcare design and given the lifetime achievement award as a Health Care Hero by the Nashville Business Journal. He has served on the AIA Committee for Architecture and Healthcare and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the Nashville Health Care Council, the Nashville Hospitality House Board, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board. Widely recognized as an expert in healthcare design, he has spoken on topics ranging from utilization of the team approach in building a children's hospital to the expectations of the hospital of the future at such venues as the Symposium on Healthcare Design and the IFMA World Workplace. Miller is president of Earl Swensson Associates (ESa).

Dr. Richard Miller received the Ph.D. in biological oceanography from North Carolina State University in 1984. He is currently the Chief Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Stennis Space Center. His research interests include the role that river-dominated coastal margins play in the global cycling of materials including carbon. He is involved in developing field instruments and computational technologies for the application of remote sensing to coastal environments. He has co-authored more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences.nbsp;Dr. Carlos Del Castillo received his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Department of Marine Science, University of South Florida. In his dissertation work he described the optical properties of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in waters of the Eastern Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Arabian Sea. Current research interest include how changes in chemical composition of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter affect optical properties of water, and the use of remote sensing to study transport of organic carbon by river plumes. Dr. Del Castillo is a researcher at NASA Stennis Space Center.nbsp;Brent McKee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He is currently a Full Professor at Tulane University.

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction to Radiative Transfer
An Introduction to Satellite Sensors, Observations and Techniques
Optical Airborne Remote Sensing
In-Water Instrumentation and Platforms for Ocean Color remote Sensing Applications
The Color of the Coastal Ocean and Applications in the Solution of Research and Management Problems
Bio-Optical Properties of Coastal Waters
Remote Sensing of Organic Matter in Coastal Waters
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Computational Intelligence and Its Application in Remote Sensing
Modeling and Data Assimilation
Monitoring Bottom Sediment Resuspension and Suspended Sediments in Shallow Coastal Waters
Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms
Multi-Scale Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs
Real-Time Use of Ocean Color Remote Sensing for Coastal Monitoring
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