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

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 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

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

Land Surface Remote Sensing

Land Surface Remote Sensing
Author: Baghdadi Nicolas,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Iste Press - Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781785481055
ISBN 13: 1785481053
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 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 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

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

Advancing Earth Surface Representation via Enhanced Use of Earth Observations in Monitoring and Forecasting Applications
Author: Gianpaolo Balsamo,Fatima Karbou,Vanessa M. Escobar,Benjamin Ruston,Susanne Mecklenburg,Matthias Drusch,Isabel F. Trigo
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-08-23
ISBN 10: 3039210645
ISBN 13: 9783039210640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas
Author: Nicolas Baghdadi,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 0081017677
ISBN 13: 9780081017678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Urban and Coastal Areas Book Review:

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

Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing
Author: Francesca Cigna,Hongjie Xie,Karem Chokmani
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 3036500669
ISBN 13: 9783036500669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing Book Review:

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.

Fifth recent advances in quantitative remote sensing

Fifth recent advances in quantitative remote sensing
Author: José Antonio Sobrino Rodríguez
Publsiher: Universitat de València
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2018-12-14
ISBN 10: 8491332014
ISBN 13: 9788491332015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifth recent advances in quantitative remote sensing Book Review:

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.

Geodetic Sciences

Geodetic Sciences
Author: Bihter Erol,Serdar Erol
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 1839627638
ISBN 13: 9781839627637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geodetic Sciences Book Review:

Advances in space-borne technologies lead to improvements in observations and have a notable impact on geodesy and its applications. As a consequence of these improvements in data accuracies, spatial and temporal resolutions, as well as the developments in the methodologies, more detailed analyses of the Earth and a deeper understanding of its state and dynamic processes are possible today. From this perspective, this book is a collection of the selected reviews and case-study articles that report the advances in methodology and applications in geodesy. The chapters in the book are mainly dedicated to the Earth’s gravity field theory and applications, sea level monitoring and analysis, navigation satellite systems data and applications, and monitoring networks for tectonic deformations. This collection is a current state analysis of the geodetic research in theory and applications in today’s modern world.

Satellite Altimetry for Earth Sciences

Satellite Altimetry for Earth Sciences
Author: Frédéric Frappart,Ole Andersen,Sergey Lebedev,Guillaume Ramillien
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 3038976806
ISBN 13: 9783038976806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Altimetry for Earth Sciences Book Review:

Satellite altimetry is a radar technique for measuring the topography of the Earth’s surface. It was initially designed for measuring the ocean’s topography, with reference to an ellipsoid, and for the determination of the marine geoid. Satellite altimetry has provided extremely valuable information on ocean science (e.g., circulation surface geostrophic currents, eddy structures, wave heights, and the propagation of oceanic Kelvin and Rossby waves). With more than 25 years of observations, it is also becoming vital to climate research, providing accurate measurements of sea level variations from regional to global scales. Altimetry has also demonstrated a strong potential for geophysical, cryospheric, and hydrological research and is now commonly used for the monitoring of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheet topography and of terrestrial surface water levels. This book aims to present reviews and recent advances of general interest in the use of radar altimetry in Earth sciences. Manuscripts are related to any aspect of radar altimetry technique or geophysical applications. We also encourage manuscripts resulting from the application of new altimetric technology (SAR, SARin, and Ka band) and improvements expected from missions to be launched in the near future (i.e., SWOT).

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation
Author: Dipankar Mandal,Avik Bhattacharya,Yalamanchili Subrahmanyeswara Rao
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-08-16
ISBN 10: 9811644241
ISBN 13: 9789811644245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation Book Review:

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.

Terrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change

Terrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change
Author: Qiuhong Tang,Taikan Oki
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN 10: 1118971795
ISBN 13: 9781118971796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change Book Review:

The Terrestrial Water Cycle: Natural and Human-Induced Changes is a comprehensive volume that investigates the changes in the terrestrial water cycle and the natural and anthropogenic factors that cause these changes. This volume brings together recent progress and achievements in large-scale hydrological observations and numerical simulations, specifically in areas such as in situ measurement network, satellite remote sensing and hydrological modeling. Our goal is to extend and deepen our understanding of the changes in the terrestrial water cycle and to shed light on the mechanisms of the changes and their consequences in water resources and human well-being in the context of global change. Volume highlights include: Overview of the changes in the terrestrial water cycle Human alterations of the terrestrial water cycle Recent advances in hydrological measurement and observation Integrated modeling of the terrestrial water cycle The Terrestrial Water Cycle: Natural and Human-Induced Changes will be a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of hydrology, water resources, climate change, ecology, geophysics, and geographic sciences. The book will also be attractive to those who have general interests in the terrestrial water cycle, including how and why the cycle changes.

QGIS and Applications in Agriculture and Forest

QGIS and Applications in Agriculture and Forest
Author: Nicolas Baghdadi,Clément Mallet,Mehrez Zribi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN 10: 1119490944
ISBN 13: 9781119490944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

QGIS and Applications in Agriculture and Forest Book Review:

These four volumes present innovative thematic applications implemented using the open source software QGIS. These are applications that use remote sensing over continental surfaces. The volumes detail applications of remote sensing over continental surfaces, with a first one discussing applications for agriculture. A second one presents applications for forest, a third presents applications for the continental hydrology, and finally the last volume details applications for environment and risk issues.

Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000

Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000
Author: Manfred Owe,Kaye Brubaker
Publsiher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781901502466
ISBN 13: 1901502465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2000 Book Review:

Livelihood Enhancement Through Agriculture Tourism and Health

Livelihood Enhancement Through Agriculture  Tourism and Health
Author: Narayan Chandra Jana,Anju Singh,Ram Bali Singh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811673101
ISBN 13: 9789811673108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livelihood Enhancement Through Agriculture Tourism and Health Book Review:

Agriculture is the backbone of our economic system. It provides not only food and raw material but also employment opportunities to a very large number of people. Higher atmospheric temperature has an impact on crop yields while the changes in rainfall could affect both crop quality and quantity. Climate change, therefore, could increase the prices of major crops in some regions. For the most vulnerable people, lower agricultural output means lower income. In addition, climate change is expected to increase the risk of illness and death from extreme heat and poor air quality. Recent evidence is the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, climate change also affects the occurrence of other infectious diseases. A number of well-known diseases are climate-sensitive - malaria, dengue fever, and cholera among others. Tourism is considered as an industry and alternative contributor to a nation's income. It can generate employment opportunities and boost up the economy. This book, consisting of 26 chapters, focuses on the issues of agriculture, tourism and health for livelihood enhancement. It is essential to discuss these diverse issues in the field of geography as it encompasses interdisciplinary topics. The range of concerns at the national, regional and local levels is not confined to geography only but also involves other disciplines as well. Therefore, this book is a valuable source for scientists and researchers in allied fields such as livelihood, agriculture, land use, tourism management, health care and tribal studies. Furthermore, this book can be of immense help to the researchers, planners and decision makers engaged in solving problems in these areas in developing countries and beyond.

Advances in Water Science Methodologies

Advances in Water Science Methodologies
Author: U Aswathanarayana
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-05-26
ISBN 10: 0203086848
ISBN 13: 9780203086841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Water Science Methodologies Book Review:

This book is a useful guide to employing remote sensing data to explain and illustrate interactions between atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological processes, incorporating the latest developments in the field. A number of applications, such as water resources management, environmental monitoring, climate prediction, agriculture, and preparation

Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services

Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services
Author: Domingo Alcaraz-Segura,Carlos Marcelo Di Bella,Julieta Veronica Straschnoy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 1466505893
ISBN 13: 9781466505896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

A balanced review of differing approaches based on remote sensing tools and methods to assess and monitor biodiversity, carbon and water cycles, and the energy balance of terrestrial ecosystem. Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services highlights the advantages Earth observation technologies offer for quantifying and monitoring multiple ecosystem fun

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