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Remote Sensing of Planet Earth

Edited by Yann Chemin

International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka

Monitoring of water and land objects enters a revolutionary age with the rise of ubiquitous remote sensing and public access. Earth monitoring satellites permit detailed, descriptive, quantitative, holistic, standardized, global evaluation of the state of the Earth skin in a manner that our actual Earthen civilization has never been able to before. The water monitoring topics covered in this book include the remote sensing of open water bodies, wetlands and small lakes, snow depth and underwater seagrass, along with a variety of remote sensing techniques, platforms, and sensors. The Earth monitoring topics include geomorphology, land cover in arid climate, and disaster assessment after a tsunami. Finally, advanced topics of remote sensing covers atmosphere analysis with GNSS signals, earthquake visual monitoring, and fundamental analyses of laser reflectometry in the atmosphere medium.

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Remote Sensing of Planet EarthEdited by Yann Chemin

Published: January 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2291

ISBN: 978-953-307-919-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4940-8

Copyright year: 2012

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23774 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

51 Web of Science Citations

56 Dimensions Citations


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1. On the Use of Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy Data for the Automatic Detection and Delineation of Surface Water Bodies

By Mathias Bochow, Birgit Heim, Theres Küster, Christian Rogaß, Inka Bartsch, Karl Segl, Sandra Reigber and Hermann Kaufmann


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2. Remote Sensing for Mapping and Monitoring Wetlands and Small Lakes in Southeast Brazil

By Philippe Maillard, Marco Otávio Pivari and Carlos Henrique Pires Luis


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3. Satellite-Based Snow Cover Analysis and the Snow Water Equivalent Retrieval Perspective over China

By Yubao Qiu, Huadong Guo, Jiancheng Shi and Juha Lemmetyinen


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4. Seagrass Distribution in China with Satellite Remote Sensing

By Yang Dingtian and Yang Chaoyu


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5. The Use of Remote Sensed Data and GIS to Produce a Digital Geomorphological Map of a Test Area in Central Italy

By Laura Melelli, Lucilia Gregori and Luisa Mancinelli


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6. Analysis of Land Cover Classification in Arid Environment: A Comparison Performance of Four Classifiers

By M. R. Mustapha, H. S. Lim and M. Z. MatJafri


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7. Application of Remote Sensing for Tsunami Disaster

By Anawat Suppasri, Shunichi Koshimura, Masashi Matsuoka, Hideomi Gokon and Daroonwan Kamthonkiat


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8. GNSS Signals: A Powerful Source for Atmosphere and Earth’s Surface Monitoring

By Riccardo Notarpietro, Manuela Cucca and Stefania Bonafoni


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9. Acceleration Visualization Marker Using Moiré Fringe for Remote Sensing

By Takeshi Takakai


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10. Looking at Remote Sensing the Timing of an Organisation's Point of View and the Anticipation of Today's Problems

By Y. A. Polkanov


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