Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology Book

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology


  • Author : Nicolas Baghdadi
  • Publisher : Iste Press - Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 1785481045

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology Excerpt :

The continental hydrological cycle is one of the least understood components of the climate system. The understanding of the different processes involved is important in the fields of hydrology and meteorology. In this volume the main applications for continental hydrology are presented, including the characterization of the states of continental surfaces (water state, snow cover, etc.) using active and passive remote sensing, monitoring the Antarctic ice sheet and land water surface heights using radar altimetry, the characterization of redistributions of water masses using the GRACE mission, the potential of GNSS-R technology in hydrology, and remote sensing data assimilation in hydrological models. This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD) , engineers and scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to hydrology. Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement corrections to be made

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology Book

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology


  • Author : Nicolas Baghdadi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081011812

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology Excerpt :

The continental hydrological cycle is one of the least understood components of the climate system. The understanding of the different processes involved is important in the fields of hydrology and meteorology. In this volume the main applications for continental hydrology are presented, including the characterization of the states of continental surfaces (water state, snow cover, etc.) using active and passive remote sensing, monitoring the Antarctic ice sheet and land water surface heights using radar altimetry, the characterization of redistributions of water masses using the GRACE mission, the potential of GNSS-R technology in hydrology, and remote sensing data assimilation in hydrological models. This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD) , engineers and scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to hydrology. Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement corrections to be made

Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface Book

Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface


  • Author : Nicolas Baghdadi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081011843

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Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface Excerpt :

The considerable progress in instrumentation and in the development of methods for the processing and analysis of data places remote sensing at the center of various international programs for the surveillance and tracking of climatic and anthropogenic changes and effects on the environment. This volume presents optical imaging and LiDAR systems: their instrumentation, physics of measurement, processing methods and data analysis. The estimation of a digital terrain model based on optical images and LiDAR data is also discussed. This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and scientists, specialists in Earth observation techniques and imaging systems. Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement corrections to be made

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest Book

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest


  • Author : Nicolas Baghdadi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081011836

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest Excerpt :

The environmental and economic importance of monitoring forests and agricultural resources has allowed remote sensing to be increasingly in the development of products and services responding to user needs. This volume presents the main applications in remote sensing for agriculture and forestry, including the primary soil properties, the estimation of the vegetation’s biophysical variables, methods for mapping land cover, the contribution of remote sensing for crop and water monitoring, and the estimation of the forest cover properties (cover dynamic, height, biomass). This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to agriculture and forestry. Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of radar imaging techniques. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement corrections to be made

Land Surface Remote Sensing Book

Land Surface Remote Sensing


  • Author : Mehrez Zribi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081012659

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Land Surface Remote Sensing Excerpt :

Land Surface Remote Sensing: Environment and Risks explores the use of remote sensing in applications concerning the environment, including desertification and monitoring deforestation and forest fires. The first chapter covers the characterization of aerosols and gases by passive remote sensing. The next chapter presents the correlation of optical images for quantifying the deformation of the Earth's surface and geomorphological processes. The third chapter is examines remote sensing applications in the mining environment. The fourth chapter depicts the strong potential of radar imagery for volcanology and urban and mining subsidence studies. The next two chapters deal respectively with the use of remote sensing in locust control and the contribution of remote sensing to the epidemiology of infectious diseases. In the last ten years, spatial observation of the Earth—particularly continental surfaces—has expanded considerably with the launch of increasing numbers of satellites covering various applications (hydrology, biosphere, flow of surface, snow, ice, landslide, floods). This has paved the way for an explosion in the use of remote sensing data. This book offers essential coverage of space-based observation techniques for continental surfaces. The authors explore major applications and provide a corresponding detailed chapter for the physical principles, physics of measurement, and data processing requirements for each technique, bringing you up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by leading scientists in the field of remote sensing and Earth observation. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurem

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces Book

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces


  • Author : Nicolas Baghdadi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081017685

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Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces Excerpt :

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surface: Techniques and Methods brings essential coverage of the space techniques of observation on continental surfaces. The authors explore major applications and provide detailed chapters on physical principles, physics of measurement, and data processing for each technique, bringing readers up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by leading scientists in the field of remote sensing and Earth observation. Presents clear-and-concise descriptions of modern methods Explores current remote sensing techniques that include physical aspects of measurement (theory) and their applications Provides physical principles, measurement, and data processing chapters that are included for each technique described

Advancing Earth Surface Representation via Enhanced Use of Earth Observations in Monitoring and Forecasting Applications Book

Advancing Earth Surface Representation via Enhanced Use of Earth Observations in Monitoring and Forecasting Applications


  • Author : Gianpaolo Balsamo
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-08-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039210640

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Advancing Earth Surface Representation via Enhanced Use of Earth Observations in Monitoring and Forecasting Applications Excerpt :

The representation of the Earth's surface in global monitoring and forecasting applications is moving towards capturing more of the relevant processes, while maintaining elevated computational efficiency and therefore a moderate complexity. These schemes are developed and continuously improved thanks to well instrumented field-sites that can observe coupled processes occurring at the surface–atmosphere interface (e.g., forest, grassland, cropland areas and diverse climate zones). Approaching global kilometer-scale resolutions, in situ observations alone cannot fulfil the modelling needs, and the use of satellite observation becomes essential to guide modelling innovation and to calibrate and validate new parameterization schemes that can support data assimilation applications. In this book, we review some of the recent contributions, highlighting how satellite data are used to inform Earth surface model development (vegetation state and seasonality, soil moisture conditions, surface temperature and turbulent fluxes, land-use change detection, agricultural indicators and irrigation) when moving towards global km-scale resolutions.

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas Book

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas


  • Author : Nicolas Baghdadi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081017678

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Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas Excerpt :

For a long time, the dynamics of urban and coastal areas have been the focus of administrators and decision makers in charge of public policy in order to better take into account anthropogenic pressure and the impact of climate change. This volume presents applications of remote sensing in urban environments and coastal zones, including the use of remote sensing in city planning (urban expansion, light pollution, air quality, etc.), observation of the properties of ocean color, the study of coastal dynamics (identifying coastlines and estimating sediment balances, etc.) and analysis of the dynamics of mangroves. This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to the coastal environment and urban areas. Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data. Clear-and-concise descriptions of modern methods of remote sensing for a variety of applications Explores the most current remote sensing techniques, with physical aspects of their measurement (theory) Presents physical principles, measurement, and data processing chapters that are provided for each technique described

Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing Book

Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing


  • Author : Francesca Cigna
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036500669

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Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing Excerpt :

Remote sensing plays a pivotal role in understanding where and how floods and glacier geohazards occur; their severity, causes and types; and the risk that they may pose to populations, activities and properties. By providing a spectrum of imaging capabilities, resolutions and temporal and spatial coverage, remote sensing data acquired from satellite, aerial and ground-based platforms provide key geo-information to characterize and model these processes. This book includes research papers on novel technologies (e.g., sensors, platforms), data (e.g., multi-spectral, radar, laser scanning, GPS, gravity) and analysis methods (e.g., change detection, offset tracking, structure from motion, 3D modeling, radar interferometry, automated classification, machine learning, spectral indices, probabilistic approaches) for flood and glacier imaging. Through target applications and case studies distributed globally, these articles contribute to the discussion on the current potential and limitations of remote sensing in this specialist research field, as well as the identification of trends and future perspectives.

Land Surface Evaporation Book

Land Surface Evaporation


  • Author : Thomas J. Schmugge
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-09-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 1461277698

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Land Surface Evaporation Excerpt :

General circulation model (GCM) experiments in the late 1970's indicated that the climate is sensitive to variations in evaporation at the land surface. Thus, in the context of climate modeling, it became important to develop techniques which would realistically estimate the evaporation flux on land. Land Surface Evaporation: Measurement and Parameterization discusses strategies for the use of experimental data in developing and testing parameterization schemes of the evaporation flux in GCM's. The book reviews state-of-the-art techniques, such as remote sensing, which measure evaporation fluxes over continental surfaces. It evaluates their relevance with respect to the various spatial and temporal scales of interest. This book will provide researchers in climatology, meteorology, hydrology and water management, and remote sensing with a thorough overview of current research in land surface evaporation. It will also give young scientists insight into surface processes.

Fifth recent advances in quantitative remote sensing Book

Fifth recent advances in quantitative remote sensing


  • Author : José Antonio Sobrino Rodríguez
  • Publisher : Universitat de València
  • Release Date : 2018-12-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9788491332015

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Fifth recent advances in quantitative remote sensing Excerpt :

The Fifth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing was held in Torrent, Spain from 18 to 22 September 2018. It was sponsored and organized by the Global Change Unit (GCU) from the Image Processing Laboratory (IPL), University of Valencia (UVEG), Spain. This Symposium addressed the scientific advances in quantitative remote sensing in connection with real applications. Its main goal was to assess the state of the art of both theory and applications in the analysis of remote sensing data, as well as to provide a forum for researcher in this subject area to exchange views and report their latest results. In this book 89 of the 262 contributions presented in both plenary and poster sessions are arranged according to the scientific topics selected. The papers are ranked in the same order as the final programme.

Radar Remote Sensing Book

Radar Remote Sensing


  • Author : Prashant K. K. Srivastava
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-08-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128235942

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Radar Remote Sensing Excerpt :

Radar Remote Sensing: Applications and Challenges advances the scientific understanding, development, and application of radar remote sensing using monostatic, bistatic and multi-static radar geometry. This multidisciplinary reference pulls together a collection of the recent developments and applications of radar remote sensing using different radar geometry and platforms at local, regional and global levels. Radar Remote Sensing is for researchers and practitioners with earth and environmental and meteorological sciences, who are interested in radar remote sensing in ground based scatterometer and SAR systems; air borne scatterometer and SAR systems; space borne scatterometer and SAR systems. Covers monostatic, bistatic and multi-static radar geometry Features case studies, including experimental investigations, for practical application Includes geophysical, oceanographical, and meteorological Synthetic Aperture Radar data

Land Surface Remote Sensing Book

Land Surface Remote Sensing


  • Author : Baghdadi Nicolas
  • Publisher : Iste Press - Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1785481053

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Land Surface Remote Sensing Excerpt :

" Land Surface Remote Sensing: Environment and Risks "explores the use of remote sensing in applications concerning the environment, including desertification and monitoring deforestation and forest fires. The first chapter covers the characterization of aerosols and gases by passive remote sensing. The next chapter presents the correlation of optical images for quantifying the deformation of the Earth's surface and geomorphological processes. The third chapter is examines remote sensing applications in the mining environment. The fourth chapter depicts the strong potential of radar imagery for volcanology and urban and mining subsidence studies. The next two chapters deal respectively with the use of remote sensing in locust control and the contribution of remote sensing to the epidemiology of infectious diseases. In the last ten years, spatial observation of the Earth particularly continental surfaces has expanded considerably with the launch of increasing numbers of satellites covering various applications (hydrology, biosphere, flow of surface, snow, ice, landslide, floods). This has paved the way for an explosion in the use of remote sensing data. This book offers essential coverage of space-based observation techniques for continental surfaces. The authors explore major applications and provide a corresponding detailed chapter for the physical principles, physics of measurement, and data processing requirements for each technique, bringing you up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by leading scientists in the field of remote sensing and Earth observation. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methodsExplores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applicationsProvides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique describedDescribes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation Book

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation


  • Author : Dipankar Mandal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811644245

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Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation Excerpt :

This book presents a timely investigation of radar remote sensing observations for agricultural crop monitoring and advancements of research techniques and their applicability for crop biophysical parameter estimation. It introduces theoretical background of radar scattering from vegetation volume and semi-empirical modelling approaches that are the foundation for biophysical parameter inversion. The contents will help readers explore the state-of-the-art crop monitoring and biophysical parameter estimation using approaches radar remote sensing. It is useful guide for academicians, practitioners and policymakers.

Theory and Approach of Information Retrievals from Electromagnetic Scattering and Remote Sensing Book

Theory and Approach of Information Retrievals from Electromagnetic Scattering and Remote Sensing


  • Author : Ya-Qiu Jin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1402040296

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Theory and Approach of Information Retrievals from Electromagnetic Scattering and Remote Sensing Excerpt :

Theory and Approach of Information Retrievals from Electromagnetic Scattering and Remote Sensing presents some new progress on the theoretical and numerical approaches for information retrieval of the remote sensing via electromagnetic scattering and emission. It covers the vector radiative transfer theory for inhomogeneous scatter media, polarimetric scattering theory for the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery and some innovative applications, new approach and data validation for current space-borne remote sensing programs, fast computational method and numerical simulation for bistatic scattering of randomly rough surface with a target presence, especially at low grazing angle. Some inverse problems in radiative transfer and inverse scattering are also discussed. Novel electromagnetics of complex media are also presented. Theory and Approach of Information Retrievals from Electromagnetic Scattering and Remote Sensing is intended as a textbook for graduate students and a reference book for scientists to see the most recent progress in the author’s research laboratory.