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Remote Sensing

Andrew Hammond

Central Queensland University

Co-editor:

Patrick Keleher

Central Queensland University

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Remote Sensing Land Soils Regolith Extractive Mining Forestry Agriculture Built Environment Geoconservation Geo-Archaeology Natural Resources Quarries

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Today the mining, agricultural, forestry, built-environment, extractive, geological and environmental industries place a huge reliance upon utilizing a plethora of satellite and aerial sensors as well as near-surface geophysical and other non-invasive instruments to collect geo-referenced digital data to make land resource assessments. Much of this digital data is captured and manipulated using geospatial or geographic information system (GIS) software and databases. The field scientist or land resource planner requires a practical working knowledge of the various techniques available and the ability to choose the most appropriate and most cost-effective method/s for a particular job or assessment. This book aims to provide a forum for mining, agriculture, forestry, engineering, resource planning, geology, geography, archaeology and environmental professionals.

The aim of this book is also to highlight that some so-called discipline-specific techniques, for example, airborne electromagnetism (AEM) in hydrogeology, could be more widely used in other disciplines such as archaeology. The editors welcome chapters that highlight the use of non-invasive, near-surface geophysical methods used in such disciplines as soil science and environmental science.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 20th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: June 10th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 9th 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 28th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: December 27th 2020

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About the editor

Andrew Hammond

Central Queensland University

Dr. Hammond is a Senior Lecturer in Geoscience within the School of Engineering & Technology at Central Queensland University’s Rockhampton Campus, Central Queensland, Australia.  He holds undergraduate degrees in Geology and Geography from the University of Tasmania and postgraduate degrees, Master of Applied Science in Pedology from the University of Canterbury and Ph.D. in Earth Science from Massey University, both in New Zealand.  His research interests are in sedimentology, stratigraphy, soil/regolith geology, hydrogeology, geohazards and the use and interpretation of geospatial imagery for environmental assessment and land resource management.  He has with over 20 years' geoscience consultancy, research and teaching experience having worked in a range of geological, geomorphic and soil landscapes within Australia and New Zealand.  He held senior research scientist positions in State (Tasmania) and Australian Government agencies and as a researcher in Queensland university research centers.

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