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Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is collecting and interpreting information on targets without being in physical contact with the objects. Aircraft, satellites ...etc are the major platforms for remote sensing observations. Unlike electrical, magnetic and gravity surveys that measure force fields, remote sensing technology is commonly referred to methods that employ electromagnetic energy as radio waves, light and heat as the means of detecting and measuring target characteristics. Geoscience is a study of nature world from the core of the earth, to the depths of oceans and to the outer space. This branch of study can help mitigate volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides ... etc terrible human life disaster and help develop ground water, mineral ores, fossil fuels and construction materials. Also, it studies physical, chemical reactions to understand the distribution of the nature resources. Therefore, the geoscience encompass earth, atmospheric, oceanography, pedology, petrology, mineralogy, hydrology and geology. This book covers latest and futuristic developments in remote sensing novel theory and applications by numerous scholars, researchers and experts. It is organized into 26 excellent chapters which include optical and infrared modeling, microwave scattering propagation, forests and vegetation, soils, ocean temperature, geographic information , object classification, data mining, image processing, passive optical sensor, multispectral and hyperspectral sensing, lidar, radiometer instruments, calibration, active microwave and SAR processing. Last but not the least, this book presented chapters that highlight frontier works in remote sensing information processing. I am very pleased to have leaders in the field to prepare and contribute their most current research and development work. Although no attempt is made to cover every topic in remote sensing and geoscience, these entire 26 remote sensing technology chapters shall give readers a good insight. All topics listed are equal important and significant.

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Geoscience and Remote SensingEdited by Pei-Gee Ho

Published: October 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/177

ISBN: 978-953-307-003-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4900-2

Copyright year: 2009

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63433 Total Chapter Downloads

42 Crossref Citations

83 Web of Science Citations

117 Dimensions Citations


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1. Remote Sensing of the Ecology and Functioning of the Mekong River Basin with Special Reference to the Tonle Sap

By Simon Nicholas Benger


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2. Remote Sensing of Forest Health

By Jyrki Tuominen, Tarmo Lipping, Viljo Kuosmanen and Reija Haapanen


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3. Development of a High-Resolution Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring Volcanic Activity

By Jose Chilo, Andreas Schluter and Thomas Lindblad


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4. On Position and Attitude Estimation for Remote Sensing with Bistatic SAR

By Stefan Knedlik, Junchuan Zhou and Otmar Loffeld


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5. Unmanned Airborne Platforms For Disaster Remote Sensing Support

By Vincent G. Ambrosia and Steven S. Wegener


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6. The Geomorphometry of Rainfall-Induced Landslides in Taiwan Obtained by Airborne Lidar and Digital Photography

By Jin-King Liu, Kuan-Tsung Chang, Jiann-Yeou Rau, Wei-Cheng Hsu, Zu-Yi Liao, Chi-Chung Lau and Tian-Yuan Shih


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7. Description and Publication of Geospatial Information

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


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8. Application of Real Time GIS, Remote Sensing and IC Tag for Realization of Geospatial Information Society

By Shikada Masaaki, Takeuchi Sayaka, Shimano Sota and Moriya Mitoshi


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9. Integrated Sea Surface Temperature Products within a Coastal Ocean Observing System

By Nadya T. Vinogradova


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10. Soil Backgrounds Impact Analysis on Chlorophyll Indices Using Field, Airborne and Satellite Hyperspectral Data

By A. Bannari and K. Staenz


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11. Simultaneous Estimation of Optical Properties of Asian Dust and Ground Reflectance by Polarization Measurements

By Takashi Kusaka and Ryuichi Taniguchi


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12. Moving Target Detection and Velocity Estimation in Multi-Channel AT-InSAR Systems from Amplitude and Phase Data

By Alessandra Budillon


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13. Monitoring Tropical Peat Swamp Deforestation and Hydrological Dynamics by ASAR and PALSAR

By Dirk Hoekman


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14. Multivariate Differencing Techniques for Land Cover Change Detection: the Normalized Difference Reflectance Approach

By Paolo Villa, Giovanmaria Lechi and Mario A. Gomarasca


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15. Using Kernel Methods in a Learning Machine Approach for Multispectral Data Classification. An Application in Agriculture

By Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Moreno, Graham Russell and Astrid Marquez


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16. Multivariate Time Series Support Vector Machine for Multispectral Remote Sensing Image Classifications

By Pei-Gee Peter Ho


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17. Surface Approximation from Rapidly Varying Data: Applications to Geophysical Surfaces and Seafloor Surfaces

By Apprato Dominique, Gout Christian and Le Guyader Carole


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18. Three-Dimensional Microwave Imaging Using Synthetic Aperture Technique

By Shi Jun, Zhang Xiaoling, Yang Jianyu, Liao Kefei and Wang Yinbo


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19. Corn Monitoring and Crop Yield Using Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing

By Jesus Soria-Ruiz, Yolanda Fernandez-Ordonez and Heather McNairn


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20. Radargrammetric SAR Image Processing

By Stephane Meric, Franck Fayard and Eric Pottier


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21. MAP Classification of a Reference Image Using Auxiliaries Images with Different Prevalent Classes

By Orlando Alves Maximo and David Fernandes


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22. Optical Satellite Volcano Monitoring: A Multi-Sensor Rapid Response System

By Kenneth A. Duda, Michael Ramsey, Rick Wessels and Jonathan Dehn


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23. The Extended Integral Equation Model IEM2M for Topographically Modulated Rough Surfaces

By Jose Luis Alvarez-Perez


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24. Microwave Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture in Semi-arid Environment

By A. K. M. Azad Hossain and Greg Easson


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25. Ensemble of Retrieval Algorithms and Electromagnetic Models for Soil and Vegetation Water Content Estimation from SAR Images

By Claudia Notarnicola


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26. Methodology for Investigation of the Factors for Georadar Signals Influencing the Directional Pattern of Synthetic Aperture Radar

By Zolotarev I.D. and Miller Ya.E.


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