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Introduction to remote sensing

Author: Arthur P Cracknell; Ladson W B Hayes
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

Discusses about the scope, potential, and limitations of remote sensing. Suitable for students and professionals with some background in the physical sciences, this book comprehensively surveys the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur P Cracknell; Ladson W B Hayes
ISBN: 9780849392559 0849392551
OCLC Number: 494426538
Description: 1 v. (335 pages), [16] pages de plates : illustrations, couv. illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An Introduction to Remote Sensing Introduction Aircraft Versus Satellites Weather Satellites Observations of the Earth's Surface Communications and Data Collection Systems Sensors and Instruments Introduction Electromagnetic Radiation Visible and Near-Infrared Sensors Thermal-Infrared Sensors Microwave Sensors Sonic Sensors Satellite Systems Introduction Meteorological Remote Sensing Satellites Nonmeteorological Remote Sensing Satellites Resolution Data Reception, Archiving, and Distribution Introduction Data Reception from the TIROS-N/NOAA Series of Satellites Data Reception from Other Remote Sensing Satellites Archiving and Distribution Lasers and Airborne Remote Sensing Systems Introduction Early Airborne Lidar Systems Lidar Bathymetry Lidar for Land Surveys Laser Fluorosensing Airborne Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Ground Wave and Sky Wave Radar Techniques Introduction The Radar Equation Ground Wave Systems Sky Wave Systems Active Microwave Instruments Introduction The Altimeter The Scatterometer Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Atmospheric Corrections to Passive Satellite Remote Sensing Data Introduction Radiative Transfer Theory Physical Processes Involved in Atmospheric Correction Thermal-Infrared Scanners and Passive Microwave Scanners Visible Wavelength Scanners Image Processing Introduction Digital Image Displays Image Processing Systems Density Slicing Image Processing Programs Image Enhancement Multispectral Images Principal Components Fourier Transforms Applications of Remotely Sensed Data Introduction Applications to the Atmosphere Applications to the Geosphere Applications to the Biosphere Applications to the Hydrosphere Applications to the Cryosphere Postscript References Bibliography
Responsibility: Arthur Cracknell, Ladson Hayes.
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