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Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing : Atmosphere, Ocean and Land Applications - Bill Emery

Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing

Atmosphere, Ocean and Land Applications

Paperback Published: 8th July 2017
ISBN: 9780128092545
Number Of Pages: 860

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Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing: Atmosphere, Ocean and Land Applications is the first reference book to cover ocean applications, atmospheric applications, and land applications of remote sensing.

Applications of remote sensing data are finding increasing application in fields as diverse as wildlife ecology and coastal recreation management. The technology engages electromagnetic sensors to measure and monitor changes in the earth's surface and atmosphere.

The book opens with an introduction to the history of remote sensing, starting from when the phrase was first coined. It goes on to discuss the basic concepts of the various systems, including atmospheric and ocean, then closes with a detailed section on land applications.

Due to the cross disciplinary nature of the authors' experience and the content covered, this is a must have reference book for all practitioners and students requiring an introduction to the field of remote sensing.

  • Provides study questions at the end of each chapter to aid learning
  • Covers all satellite remote sensing technologies, allowing readers to use the text as instructional material
  • Includes the most recent technologies and their applications, allowing the reader to stay up-to-date
  • Delves into laser sensing (LIDAR) and commercial satellites (DigitalGlobe)
  • Presents examples of specific satellite missions, including those in which new technology has been introduced

1. Introduction: The Remote Sensing Process and History of Remote Sensing 2. Review of Basic Concepts for Remote Sensing 3. Basic Concepts of Optical Imaging Systems 4. Basic Concepts of Microwave Radiometry 5. RADAR Sensors 6. Passive Sensors Using Signals of Global Navigation Satellite Signals (GNSS) of Opportunity 7. Satellite Orbits 8. Mapping projections and Image Navigation/Georectification 9. Atmospheric and ionospheric Applications 10. Oceanic Applications 11. Land Applications

ISBN: 9780128092545
ISBN-10: 0128092548
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 860
Published: 8th July 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 19.3  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.75
Edition Number: 1