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Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by the use of either recording or real-time sensing device(s), that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object (such as by way of aircraft, spacecraft, satellite, buoy, or ship). In practice, remote sensing is the stand-off collection through the use of a variety of devices for gathering information on a given object or area. Human existence is dependent on our ability to understand, utilize, manage and maintain the environment we live in - Geoscience is the science that seeks to achieve these goals. This book is a collection of contributions from world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing.

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Advances in Geoscience and Remote SensingEdited by Gary Jedlovec

Published: October 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/46139

ISBN: 978-953-307-005-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4901-9

Copyright year: 2009

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114048 Total Chapter Downloads

81 Crossref Citations

177 Web of Science Citations

169 Dimensions Citations


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1. Enhancing the Unmixing Algorithm through the Spatial Data Modeling for Limnological Studies

By Enner Herenio Alcantara, Jose Luiz Stech, Evlyn Marcia Leso de Moraes Novo and Claudio Clemente Faria Barbosa


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2. Application of Remote Sensing to the Estimation of Sea Ice Thickness Distribution

By Takenobu Toyota


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3. Correction of NDVI Calculated from ASTER L1B and ASTER (AST07) Data Based on Ground Measurement

By Hoshino Buho, Masami Kaneko and Kenta Ogawa


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4. Environmental Hazards in the El-Temsah Lake, Suez Canal District, Egypt

By Kaiser, M. F., Amin, A. S. and Aboulela, H. A.


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5. Air Pollution Determination Using Remote Sensing Technique

By H. S. Lim, M. Z. MatJafri, K. Abdullah and C. J. Wong


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6. Some Features of The Volume Component of Radar Backscatter From Thick and Dry Snow Cover

By Boris Yurchak


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7. Theoretical Modeling for Polarimetric Scattering and Information Retrieval of SAR Remote Sensing

By Ya-Qiu Jin


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8. Polarimetric Responses and Scattering Mechanisms of Tropical Forests in the Brazilian Amazon

By J. R. dos Santos, I. S. Narvaes, P. M. L. A. Graca and F. G. Goncalves


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9. Discovery of User-Generated Geographic Data Using Web Search Engines

By Carlos Abargues, Carlos Granell, Laura Diaz, Joaquin Huerta and Arturo Beltran


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10. Estimation of Soil Properties Using Observations and the Crop Model STICS. Interest of Global Sensitivity Analysis and Impact on the Prediction of Agro-Environmental Variables

By Hubert Varella, Martine Guerif and Samuel Buis


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11. Modeling of Wake-Vortex Detection by a Ground-based Fiber LIDAR System

By S. Brousmiche, L. Bricteux, G. Winckelmans, B. Macq and P. Sobieski


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12. Earthquake Damage Mapping Techniques Using SAR and Optical Remote Sensing Satellite Data

By Marco Chini


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13. Spectroscopic Microwave Dielectric Model of Moist Soils

By Valery Mironov and Pavel Bobrov


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14. Automated Detection of Clouds in Satellite Imagery

By Gary Jedlovec


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15. Remote sensing and the disaster management cycle

By Karen E. Joyce, Kim C. Wright, Sergey V. Samsonov and Vincent G. Ambrosia


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16. Prediction of Volumetric Shrinkage in Expansive Soils (Role of Remote Sensing)

By Fekerte Arega Yitagesu, Freek van der Meer and Harald van der Werff


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17. Monitoring Soil Moisture from Spaceborne Passive Microwave Radiometers: Algorithm Developments and Applications to AMSR-E and SSM/I

By Hui Lu, Toshio Koike, Tetsu Ohta, David Ndegwa Kuria, Kun Yang Hideyuki Fujii, Hiroyuki Tsutsui and Katsunori Tamagawa


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18. Multiwavelength Polarimetric Lidar for Foliage Obscured Man-Made Target Detection

By Songxin Tan and Jason Stoker


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19. Unmixing Based Landsat ETM+ and ASTER Image Fusion for Hybrid Multispectral Image Analysis

By Nouha Mezned, Saadi Abdeljaoued and Mohamed Rached Boussema


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20. InSAR phase analysis: Phase unwrapping for noisy SAR interferograms

By Riadh Abdelfattah


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21. Soil moisture estimation using L-band radiometry

By Alessandra Monerris and Thomas Schmugge


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22. AggieAir: Towards Low-cost Cooperative Multispectral Remote Sensing Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

By Haiyang Chao, Austin M. Jensen, Yiding Han, YangQuan Chen and Mac McKee


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23. Possibilistic and fuzzy multi-sensor fusion for humanitarian mine action

By Nada Milisavljevic and Isabelle Bloch


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24. Non specular reflection and depolarisation due to walls under oblique incidence

By Inigo Cuinas, Manuel G. Sanchez and Ana V. Alejos


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25. Dynamical Enhancement Technique for Geophysical Analysis of Remote Sensing Imagery

By Ivan E. Villalon-Turrubiates


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26. Forest Inventory using Optical and Radar Remote Sensing

By Yolanda Fernandez-Ordonez, Jesus Soria-Ruiz and Brigitte Leblon


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27. Application of Multi-Frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in Crop Classification

By Jiali Shang, Heather McNairn, Catherine Champagne and Xianfeng Jiao


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28. Multispectal Image Classification Using Rough Set Theory and Particle Swam Optimization

By Chih-Cheng Hung, Hendri Purnawan, Bor-Chen Kuo and Scott Letkeman


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29. Derivative analysis of hyperspectral oceanographic data

By Elena Torrecilla, Jaume Piera and Meritxell Vilaseca


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30. Electromagnetic Scattering Analysis of Simple Targets Embedded in Planar Multilayer Structures: Remote Sensing Applications

By Sidnei J. S. Sant Anna, J. C. da S. Lacava and David Fernandes


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31. On Performance of S-band FMCW Radar for Atmospheric Measurements

By Turker Ince


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32. Use of Lidar Data in Floodplain Risk Management Planning: The Experience of Tabasco 2007 Flood

By Ramos J., Marrufo L. and Gonzlez F.J.


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33. Improving Wetland Characterization with Multi-Sensor, Multi-Temporal SAR and Optical/Infrared Data Fusion

By Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Kevin Riordan, Richard B. Powell, Nicole Miller and Mitch Nowels


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34. Remote Sensing Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Thermal Infrared Anomalies

By Lixin Wu and Shanjun Liu


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