Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology
Author: Nicolas Baghdadi,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 0081011814
ISBN 13: 9780081011812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology Book Review:

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

Land Surface Remote Sensing
Author: Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 0081012659
ISBN 13: 9780081012659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Surface Remote Sensing Book Review:

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 measurement corrections to be made

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
Author: Nicolas Baghdadi,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 0081017685
ISBN 13: 9780081017685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces Book Review:

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

Remote Sensing Time Series

Remote Sensing Time Series
Author: Claudia Kuenzer,Stefan Dech,Wolfgang Wagner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 3319159674
ISBN 13: 9783319159676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing Time Series Book Review:

This volume comprises an outstanding variety of chapters on Earth Observation based time series analyses, undertaken to reveal past and current land surface dynamics for large areas. What exactly are time series of Earth Observation data? Which sensors are available to generate real time series? How can they be processed to reveal their valuable hidden information? Which challenges are encountered on the way and which pre-processing is needed? And last but not least: which processes can be observed? How are large regions of our planet changing over time and which dynamics and trends are visible? These and many other questions are answered within this book “Remote Sensing Time Series Analyses – Revealing Land Surface Dynamics”. Internationally renowned experts from Europe, the USA and China present their exciting findings based on the exploitation of satellite data archives from well-known sensors such as AVHRR, MODIS, Landsat, ENVISAT, ERS and METOP amongst others. Selected review and methods chapters provide a good overview over time series processing and the recent advances in the optical and radar domain. A fine selection of application chapters addresses multi-class land cover and land use change at national to continental scale, the derivation of patterns of vegetation phenology, biomass assessments, investigations on snow cover duration and recent dynamics, as well as urban sprawl observed over time.

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest
Author: Nicolas Baghdadi,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 0081011830
ISBN 13: 9780081011836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Forest Book Review:

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

Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface

Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface
Author: Nicolas Baghdadi,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0081011849
ISBN 13: 9780081011843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surface Book Review:

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 Evaporation

Land Surface Evaporation
Author: Thomas J. Schmugge,Jean-Claude Andre
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461230322
ISBN 13: 9781461230328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Surface Evaporation Book Review:

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.

The Use of Remote Sensing in Hydrology

The Use of Remote Sensing in Hydrology
Author: Frédéric Frappart,Luc Bourrel
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 3038429090
ISBN 13: 9783038429098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Use of Remote Sensing in Hydrology Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "The Use of Remote Sensing in Hydrology" that was published in Water

Land Surface Processes in Large scale Hydrology

Land Surface Processes in Large scale Hydrology
Author: Jetse D. Kalma,Ian R. Calder,World Meteorological Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822023211824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Strategy for Active Remote Sensing Amid Increased Demand for Radio Spectrum

A Strategy for Active Remote Sensing Amid Increased Demand for Radio Spectrum
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Committee on a Survey of the Active Sensing Uses of the Radio Spectrum
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN 10: 0309373085
ISBN 13: 9780309373081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Strategy for Active Remote Sensing Amid Increased Demand for Radio Spectrum Book Review:

Active remote sensing is the principal tool used to study and to predict short- and long-term changes in the environment of Earth - the atmosphere, the oceans and the land surfaces - as well as the near space environment of Earth. All of these measurements are essential to understanding terrestrial weather, climate change, space weather hazards, and threats from asteroids. Active remote sensing measurements are of inestimable benefit to society, as we pursue the development of a technological civilization that is economically viable, and seek to maintain the quality of our life. A Strategy for Active Remote Sensing Amid Increased Demand for Spectrum describes the threats, both current and future, to the effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum required for active remote sensing. This report offers specific recommendations for protecting and making effective use of the spectrum required for active remote sensing.

Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes

Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes
Author: Venkat Lakshmi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN 10: 3319437445
ISBN 13: 9783319437446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes Book Review:

This volume provides in-depth coverage of the latest in remote sensing of hydrological extremes: both floods and droughts. The book is divided into two distinct sections – floods and droughts – and offers a variety of techniques for monitoring each. With rapid advances in computer modelling and observing systems, floods and droughts are studied with greater precision today than ever before. Land surface models, especially over the entire Continental United States, can map the hydrological cycle at kilometre and sub-kilometre scales. In the case of smaller areas there is even higher spatial resolution and the only limiting factor is the resolution of input data. In-situ sensors are automated and the data is directly relayed to the world wide web for many hydrological variables such as precipitation, soil moisture, surface temperature and heat fluxes. In addition, satellite remote sensing has advanced to providing twice a day repeat observations at kilometre to ten-kilometre spatial scales. We are at a critical juncture in the study of hydrological extremes, and the GPM and SMAP missions as well as the MODIS and GRACE sensors give us more tools and data than were ever available before. A global variety of chapter authors provides wide-ranging perspectives and case studies that will make this book an indispensable resource for researchers, engineers, and even emergency management and insurance professionals who study and/or manage hydrological extremes.

Hydrologic Processes from Catchment to Continental Scales

Hydrologic Processes from Catchment to Continental Scales
Author: William E. Dietrich,Garrison Sposito
Publsiher: Annual Reviews
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105123684933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region
Author: Mehrez Zribi,Luca Brocca,Yves Tramblay,Francois Molle
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-31
ISBN 10: 0128180870
ISBN 13: 9780128180877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region Book Review:

Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region summarizes and collates scientific developments around water resources in the Mediterranean socio-economic environment through a multidisciplinary framework synthesizing hydrology, hydrogeology, climate, bioclimatology, economics, and geography. As such, it provides essential information for any reader looking to learn more about the Mediterranean which is experiencing the impact of climate change and concurrent complex issues of anthropogenic effects, especially in agriculture and other resource uses. Water Resources in the Mediterranean Region covers different challenges in the issue of the evolution of water resources in the Mediterranean. It is intended for PhD students, research scientists, and managers interested in new solutions and approaches for water management and in the forecast of future water dynamics. Offers multidisciplinary content providing global visions of the challenges faced in the Mediterranean region Presents fundamental and operational studies, providing the reader with information on how to implement these actions and results themselves Written in a pedagogical manner, allowing for ease of reading for both researchers and water managers

Assimilation of Remote Sensing Data into Earth System Models

Assimilation of Remote Sensing Data into Earth System Models
Author: Jean-Christophe Calvet,Patricia De Rosnay,Stephen G. Penny
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 3039216406
ISBN 13: 9783039216406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assimilation of Remote Sensing Data into Earth System Models Book Review:

In the Earth sciences, a transition is currently occurring in multiple fields towards an integrated Earth system approach, with applications including numerical weather prediction, hydrological forecasting, climate impact studies, ocean dynamics estimation and monitoring, and carbon cycle monitoring. These approaches rely on coupled modeling techniques using Earth system models that account for an increased level of complexity of the processes and interactions between atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, and terrestrial surfaces. A crucial component of Earth system approaches is the development of coupled data assimilation of satellite observations to ensure consistent initialization at the interface between the different subsystems. Going towards strongly coupled data assimilation involving all Earth system components is a subject of active research. A lot of progress is being made in the ocean–atmosphere domain, but also over land. As atmospheric models now tend to address subkilometric scales, assimilating high spatial resolution satellite data in the land surface models used in atmospheric models is critical. This evolution is also challenging for hydrological modeling. This book gathers papers reporting research on various aspects of coupled data assimilation in Earth system models. It includes contributions presenting recent progress in ocean–atmosphere, land–atmosphere, and soil–vegetation data assimilation.

Chronique de l U G G I

Chronique de l U G G I
Author: International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822009580457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Remote Sensing and Water Resources

Remote Sensing and Water Resources
Author: A. Cazenave,N. Champollion,J. Benveniste,J. Chen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN 10: 3319324497
ISBN 13: 9783319324494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing and Water Resources Book Review:

This book is a collection of overview articles showing how space-based observations, combined with hydrological modeling, have considerably improved our knowledge of the continental water cycle and its sensitivity to climate change. Two main issues are highlighted: (1) the use in combination of space observations for monitoring water storage changes in river basins worldwide, and (2) the use of space data in hydrological modeling either through data assimilation or as external constraints. The water resources aspect is also addressed, as well as the impacts of direct anthropogenic forcing on land hydrology (e.g. ground water depletion, dam building on rivers, crop irrigation, changes in land use and agricultural practices, etc.). Remote sensing observations offer important new information on this important topic as well, which is highly useful for achieving water management objectives.Over the past 15 years, remote sensing techniques have increasingly demonstrated their capability to monitor components of the water balance of large river basins on time scales ranging from months to decades: satellite altimetry routinely monitors water level changes in large rivers, lakes and floodplains. When combined with satellite imagery, this technique can also measure surface water volume variations. Passive and active microwave sensors offer important information on soil moisture (e.g. the SMOS mission) as well as wetlands and snowpack. The GRACE space gravity mission offers, for the first time, the possibility of directly measuring spatio-temporal variations in the total vertically integrated terrestrial water storage. When combined with other space observations (e.g. from satellite altimetry and SMOS) or model estimates of surface waters and soil moisture, space gravity data can effectively measure groundwater storage variations. New satellite missions, planned for the coming years, will complement the constellation of satellites monitoring waters on land. This is particularly the case for the SWOT mission, which is expected to revolutionize land surface hydrology. Previously published in Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 37, No. 2, 2016

Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval

Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval
Author: Prashant K Srivastava,George Petropoulos,Y.H. Kerr
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 0128033894
ISBN 13: 9780128033890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval Book Review:

Satellite Soil Moisture Retrieval: Techniques and Applications offers readers a better understanding of the scientific underpinnings, development, and application of soil moisture retrieval techniques and their applications for environmental modeling and management, bringing together a collection of recent developments and rigorous applications of soil moisture retrieval techniques from optical and infrared datasets, such as the universal triangle method, vegetation indices based approaches, empirical models, and microwave techniques, particularly by utilizing earth observation datasets such as IRS III, MODIS, Landsat7, Landsat8, SMOS, AMSR-e, AMSR2 and the upcoming SMAP. Through its coverage of a wide variety of soil moisture retrieval applications, including drought, flood, irrigation scheduling, weather forecasting, climate change, precipitation forecasting, and several others, this is the first book to promote synergistic and multidisciplinary activities among scientists and users working in the hydrometeorological sciences. Demystifies soil moisture retrieval and prediction Links soil moisture retrieval techniques with new satellite missions for earth and environmental science oriented problems Written to be accessible to a wider range of professionals with a common interest in geo-spatial techniques, remote sensing, sustainable water resource development, and earth and environmental issues

Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications of Remote Sensing in Hydrology

Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications of Remote Sensing in Hydrology
Author: G. W. Kite,Anthony Wankiewicz,Canadian Climate Centre,Canadian Water Resources Association,National Hydrology Research Institute (Canada)
Publsiher: The Institute
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210025020007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications of Remote Sensing in Hydrology Book Review:

The two principal topics of this workshop were hydrological modelling and microwave radiometry. The hydrologic models session concentrated on applications of GOES, NOAA, and Landsat data in various hydrologic watershed models and contained discussion on means of increasing the utility of satellites for hydrologic modellers. The microwave hydrology session focused on promising applications and the benefits of this method of data collection for monitoring, modelling and forecasting at field and basin scales. The publication includes the texts of all session presentations and related workshops. A list of participants concludes the proceedings.

The Study of the Ocean and the Land Surface from Satellites

The Study of the Ocean and the Land Surface from Satellites
Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Scholium International
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105032889599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Phenology An Integrative Environmental Science

Phenology  An Integrative Environmental Science
Author: Mark D. Schwartz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 9400706324
ISBN 13: 9789400706323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phenology An Integrative Environmental Science Book Review:

Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events, which are triggered by environmental changes, especially temperature. Wide ranges of phenomena are included, from first openings of leaf and flower buds, to insect hatchings and return of birds. Each one gives a ready measure of the environment as viewed by the associated organism. Thus, phenological events are ideal indicators of the impact of local and global changes in weather and climate on the earth's biosphere. Assessing our changing world is a complex task that requires close cooperation from experts in biology, climatology, ecology, geography, oceanography, remote sensing and other areas. This book is a synthesis of current phenological knowledge, designed as a primer on the field for global change and general scientists, students and interested members of the public. With contributions from a diverse group of over fifty phenological experts, covering data collection, current research, methods and applications, it demonstrates the accomplishments and potential of phenology as an integrative environmental science.