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Remote Sensing of the Environment

Remote Sensing of the Environment

An Earth Resource Perspective

  • Author: John R. Jensen
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780131889507
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 592
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This popular book introduces the fundamentals of remote sensing from an earth resource (versus engineering) perspective. The author emphasizes the use of remote sensing data for useful spatial biophysical or socio-economic information that can be used to make decisions. Provides two new chapters on LIDAR Remote Sensing (Ch. 10) and In situ Spectral Reflectance Measurement (Ch. 15). Offers a thorough review of the nature of electromagnetic radiation, examining how the reflected or emitted energy in the visible, near-infrared, middle-infrared, thermal infrared, and microwave portions of the spectrum can be collected by a variety of sensor systems and analyzed. Employs a visually stimulating, clear format: a large (8.5” x 11”) format with 48 pages in full color facilitates image interpretation; hundreds of specially designed illustrationscommunicate principles in an easily understood manner. A useful reference for agriculture, wetland, and/or forestry professionals, along with geographers, urban planners, and transportation engineers.

Remote Sensing of the Environment: Pearson New International Edition

Remote Sensing of the Environment: Pearson New International Edition

An Earth Resource Perspective

  • Author: John R Jensen
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 1292034939
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 620
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For one-semester courses in Introductory Remote Sensing as well as Introductory Airphoto Interpretation. This widely adopted book introduces the fundamentals of remote sensing from an earth resource (versus engineering) perspective. Emphasis is on turning remote sensing data into useful spatial biophysical or socio-economic information that can be used to make decisions.

Remote Sensing of the Environment

Remote Sensing of the Environment

An Earth Resource Perspective

  • Author: Jensen,Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781428832183
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 136
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780134897332 .

Remote Sensing of the Environment, An Earth Resource Perspective

Remote Sensing of the Environment, An Earth Resource Perspective

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 146729800X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 58
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Remote Sensing of the Environment, An Earth Resource Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as History of Aerial Photography and Aerial Platforms, Aerial Photography vantage Point, Cameras, Filters, and Film, Elements of Visual Image lnterpretation, and Photogrammetrv plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Introductory Digital Image Processing

Introductory Digital Image Processing

A Remote Sensing Perspective

  • Author: John R. Jensen
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780134058160
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 544
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For junior/graduate-level courses in Remote Sensing in Geography, Geology, Forestry, and Biology. Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective focuses on digital image processing of aircraft- and satellite-derived, remotely sensed data for Earth resource management applications. Extensively illustrated, it explains how to extract biophysical information from remote sensor data for almost all multidisciplinary land-based environmental projects. Part of the Pearson Series Geographic Information Science. Now in full color, the Fourth Edition provides up-to-date information on analytical methods used to analyze digital remote sensing data. Each chapter contains a substantive reference list that can be used by students and scientists as a starting place for their digital image processing project or research. A new appendix provides sources of imagery and other geospatial information.

The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing

The SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing

  • Author: Timothy A Warner,M Duane Nellis,Giles M Foody
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206769
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 568
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'A magnificent achievement. A who's who of contemporary remote sensing have produced an engaging, wide-ranging and scholarly review of the field in just one volume' - Professor Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University Remote Sensing acquires and interprets small or large-scale data about the Earth from a distance. Using a wide range of spatial, spectral, temporal, and radiometric scales Remote Sensing is a large and diverse field for which this Handbook will be the key research reference. Organized in four key sections: • Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation with the Terrestrial Environment: chapters on Visible, Near-IR and Shortwave IR; Middle IR (3-5 micrometers); Thermal IR ; Microwave • Digital sensors and Image Characteristics: chapters on Sensor Technology; Coarse Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors ; Medium Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Fine Spatial Resolution Optical Sensors; Video Imaging and Multispectral Digital Photography; Hyperspectral Sensors; Radar and Passive Microwave Sensors; Lidar • Remote Sensing Analysis - Design and Implementation: chapters on Image Pre-Processing; Ground Data Collection; Integration with GIS; Quantitative Models in Remote Sensing; Validation and accuracy assessment; • Remote Sensing Analysis - Applications: LITHOSPHERIC SCIENCES: chapters on Topography; Geology; Soils; PLANT SCIENCES: Vegetation; Agriculture; HYDROSPHERIC and CRYSOPHERIC SCIENCES: Hydrosphere: Fresh and Ocean Water; Cryosphere; GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS: Earth Systems; Human Environments & Links to the Social Sciences; Real Time Monitoring Systems and Disaster Management; Land Cover Change Illustrated throughout, an essential resource for the analysis of remotely sensed data, the SAGE Handbook of Remote Sensing provides researchers with a definitive statement of the core concepts and methodologies in the discipline.

Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

  • Author: Marco Tedesco
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111836886X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 432
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The cryosphere, that region of the world where water is temporarily or permanently frozen, plays a crucial role on our planet. Recent developments in remote sensing techniques, and the acquisition of new data sets, have resulted in significant advances in our understanding of all components of the cryosphere and its processes. This book, based on contributions from 40 leading experts, offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the methods, techniques and recent advances in applications of remote sensing of the cryosphere. Examples of the topics covered include: • snow extent, depth, grain-size and impurities • surface and subsurface melting • glaciers • accumulation over the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets • ice thickness and velocities • gravimetric measurements from space • sea, lake and river ice • frozen ground and permafrost • fieldwork activities • recent and future cryosphere-oriented missions and experiments All figures are in color and provide an excellent visual accompaniment to the technical and scientific aspect of the book. Readership: Senior undergraduates, Masters and PhD Students, PostDocs and Researchers in cryosphere science and remote sensing. Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere is the significant first volume in the new Cryosphere Science Series. This new series comprises volumes that are at the cutting edge of new research, or provide focussed interdisciplinary reviews of key aspects of the science.

Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung

Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung

Handbuch der Geodäsie, herausgegeben von Willi Freeden und Reiner Rummel

  • Author: Christian Heipke
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662470942
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 839
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Das Handbuch der Geodäsie ist ein hochwertiges, wissenschaftlich fundiertes Werk über die Geodäsie unserer Zeit und bietet anhand von in sechs Bänden zusammengestellten Einzelthemen ein repräsentatives Gesamtbild des Fachgebiets. Der Band Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung führt in Verfahren zur Aufnahme und automatischen Auswertung digitaler Bilder ein. Auf der Grundlage ausgewählter Beispiele wird auf die ganze Bandbreite des Faches eingegangen, von der optischen Messtechnik über die Aufnahme der Umgebung mit Hilfe von digitalen Kameras und Laserscannern bis hin zur Kartierung ganzer Planeten und der Nutzung von Satellitenbildern zur Bewältigung der Folgen des globalen Wandels. Neben den verwendeten Aufnahmesystemen und Plattformen werden insbesondere die Methoden zur geometrischen und semantischen Informationsverarbeitung detailliert beschrieben und an Beispielen anschaulich illustriert.

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

  • Author: Nathalie Pettorelli
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191512729
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation but this is the first book to focus explicitly on the NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), a simple numerical indicator and powerful tool that can be used to assess spatio-temporal changes in green vegetation. The NDVI opens the possibility of addressing questions on scales inaccessible to ground-based methods alone; it is mostly freely available with global coverage over several decades. This novel text provides an authoritative overview of the principles and possible applications of the NDVI in ecology, environmental and wildlife management, and conservation. NDVI data can provide valuable information about temporal and spatial changes in vegetation distribution, productivity, and dynamics; allowing monitoring of habitat degradation and fragmentation, or assessment of the ecological effects of climatic disasters such as drought or fire. The NDVI has also provided ecologists with a promising way to couple vegetation with animal distribution, abundance, movement, survival and reproductive parameters. Over the last few decades, numerous studies have highlighted the potential key role of satellite data and the NDVI in macroecology, plant ecology, animal population dynamics, environmental monitoring, habitat selection and habitat use studies, and paleoecology. The chapters are organised around two sections: the first detailing vegetation indices and the NDVI, the principles behind the NDVI, its correlation with climate, the available NDVI datasets, and the possible complications and errors associated with the use of this satellite-based vegetation index. The second section discusses the possible applications of the NDVI in ecology, environmental and wildlife management, and conservation. This practical handbook is suitable for terrestrial ecologists and conservation biologists working with remote sensing tools. It will also be of relevance and use to both graduate students in the biological and ecological sciences and specialists in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity monitoring, and natural resource management.

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

  • Author: John A Agnew,David N Livingstone
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446209547
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 656
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"A refreshingly innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A wide range of authors trace the social construction and contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of their production and their relational geographies of engagement. This creative and comprehensive book offers an extremely valuable tool to professionals and students alike." - Victoria Lawson, University of Washington "A Handbook that recasts geograph's history in original, thought-provoking ways. Eschewing the usual chronological march through leading figures and big ideas, it looks at geography against the backdrop of the places and institutional contexts where it has been produced, and the social-cum-intellectual currents underlying some of its most important concepts." - Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on geographical orientations, geography's venues, and critical geographical concepts and controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of "geography". The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought. Orientations includes chapters on: Geography - the Genealogy of a Term; Geography's Narratives and Intellectual History Geography's Venues includes chapters on: Field; Laboratory; Observatory; Archive; Centre of Calculation; Mission Station; Battlefield; Museum; Public Sphere; Subaltern Space; Financial Space; Art Studio; Botanical/Zoological Gardens; Learned Societies Critical concepts and controversies - includes chapters on: Environmental Determinism; Region; Place; Nature and Culture; Development; Conservation; Geopolitics; Landscape; Time; Cycle of Erosion; Time; Gender; Race/Ethnicity; Social Class; Spatial Analysis; Glaciation; Ice Ages; Map; Climate Change; Urban/Rural. Comprehensive without claiming to be encyclopedic, textured and nuanced, this Handbook will be a key resource for all researchers with an interest in the pasts, presents and futures of geography.

Introduction to Remote Sensing

Introduction to Remote Sensing

  • Author: James B. Campbell,Randolph H. Wynne
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 160918176X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 667
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A leading text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, this book introduces widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. The text provides comprehensive coverage of principal topics and serves as a framework for organizing the vast amount of remote sensing information available on the Web. Including case studies and review questions, the book's four sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Illustrations include 29 color plates and over 400 black-and-white figures. New to This Edition *Reflects significant technological and methodological advances. *Chapter on aerial photography now emphasizes digital rather than analog systems. *Updated discussions of accuracy assessment, multitemporal change detection, and digital preprocessing. *Links to recommended online videos and tutorials. ?

Urban Remote Sensing

Urban Remote Sensing

Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment

  • Author: Xiaojun Yang
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470979895
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 408
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Urban Remote Sensing is designed for upper level undergraduates, graduates, researchers and practitioners, and has a clear focus on the development of remote sensing technology for monitoring, synthesis and modeling in the urban environment. It covers four major areas: the use of high-resolution satellite imagery or alternative sources of image date (such as high-resolution SAR and LIDAR) for urban feature extraction; the development of improved image processing algorithms and techniques for deriving accurate and consistent information on urban attributes from remote sensor data; the development of analytical techniques and methods for deriving indicators of socioeconomic and environmental conditions that prevail within urban landscape; and the development of remote sensing and spatial analytical techniques for urban growth simulation and predictive modeling.

Remote Sensing, Models, and Methods for Image Processing

Remote Sensing, Models, and Methods for Image Processing

  • Author: Robert A. Schowengerdt
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780126289817
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 522
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This book is a completely updated, greatly expanded version of the previously successful volume by the author. The Second Edition includes new results and data, and discusses a unified framework and rationale for designing and evaluating image processing algorithms. Written from the viewpoint that image processing supports remote sensing science, this book describes physical models for remote sensing phenomenology and sensors and how they contribute to models for remote-sensing data. The text then presents image processing techniques and interprets them in terms of these models. Spectral, spatial, and geometric models are used to introduce advanced image processing techniques such as hyperspectral image analysis, fusion of multisensor images, and digital elevationmodel extraction from stereo imagery. The material is suited for graduate level engineering, physical and natural science courses, or practicing remote sensing scientists. Each chapter is enhanced by student exercises designed to stimulate an understanding of the material. Over 300 figuresare produced specifically for this book, and numerous tables provide a rich bibliography of the research literature.

Applied Remote Sensing for Urban Planning, Governance and Sustainability

Applied Remote Sensing for Urban Planning, Governance and Sustainability

  • Author: Maik Netzband,William L. Stefanov,Charles Redman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540680093
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 278
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This evaluation of the potential of remote sensing of urban areas helps to close a gap between the research-focused results offered by the "urban remote sensing" community, and the application of these data and products by the governing bodies of cities and urban regions. The authors present data from six urban regions worldwide. They explain what the important questions are, and how data and scientific skills can help answer them.

Key Methods in Geography

Key Methods in Geography

  • Author: Nicholas Clifford,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761974925
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 572
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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.

Southeastern Geographer

Southeastern Geographer

Fall 2012 Issue

  • Author: David M. Cochran Jr.,Carl A. Reese
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807872601
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 3 (Fall 2012) Cover Art Co-producing Space Along the Sweetgrass Basket Makers' Highway in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Brian Grabbatin Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers Pet Ownership and the Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Evacuation Decisions Courtney N. Thompson, David M. Brommer, and Kathleen Sherman-Morris Salinity Assessment in Northeast Florida Bay Using Landsat TM Data Caiyun Zhang, Zhixiao Xie, Charles Roberts, Leonard Berry, and Ge Chen An Assessment of Human Vulnerability to Hazards in the US Coastal Northeast and mid-Atlantic Shivangi Prasad Black, White or Green?: The Confederate Battle Emblem and the 2001 Mississippi State Flag Referendum Jonathan I. Leib and Gerald R. Webster The Role of Landscape in the Distribution of Deer-Vehicle Collisions in South Mississippi Jacob J. McKee and David M. Cochran, Jr. Part II: Geographical Notes Dr. John J. Winberry, Jr. (1945–2012) Gregory J. Carbone Part III: Reviews Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields Rebecca R. Scott Reviewed by Sarah A. Watson Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age Eugene McCann and Kevin Ward, eds. Reviewed by Brian K. Blickenstaff

Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm

Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm

  • Author: Kumar Navulur
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420043075
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 184
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Bringing a fresh new perspective to remote sensing, object-based image analysis is a paradigm shift from the traditional pixel-based approach. Featuring various practical examples to provide understanding of this new modus operandi, Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm reviews the current image analysis methods and demonstrates advantages to improve information extraction from imagery. This reference describes traditional image analysis techniques, introduces object-oriented technology, and discusses the benefits of object-based versus pixel-based classification. It examines the creation of object primitives using image segmentation approaches and the use of various techniques for object classification. The author covers image enhancement methods, how to use ancillary data to constrain image segmentation, and concepts of semantic grouping of objects. He concludes by addressing accuracy assessment approaches. The accompanying two CD-ROMs present sample data that enable the use of different approaches to problem solving. Integrating remote sensing techniques and GIS analysis, Multispectral Image Analysis Using the Object-Oriented Paradigm distills new tools to extract information from remotely sensed data.

Physische Geographie

Physische Geographie

  • Author: Tom L. McKnight,Darrel Hess
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783827373366
  • Category:
  • Page: 861
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21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

  • Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141297464X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Digitale Bildverarbeitung

Digitale Bildverarbeitung

und Bildgewinnung

  • Author: Bernd Jähne
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642049524
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 711
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Selbst komplexe Aufgaben der Bildverarbeitung sind heute auf gängigen PCs lösbar. Das Know-how dafür vermittelt dieses Standardwerk – von den Grundlagen der digitalen Bildverarbeitung bis hin zu modernen Konzepten. Es gliedert sich in die drei Teile Bildgewinnung, Bildverarbeitung und Bildanalyse. Die Übungsaufgaben sind größtenteils interaktiv und können mit der auf CD-ROM beiliegenden Demosoftware bearbeitet werden. Die 7. Auflage ist an die Erfordernisse der Master-Studiengänge angepasst worden und enthält ein neues Kapitel über Bildsensoren.