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Overview

For nearly three decades there has been a phenomenal growth in the field of Remote Sensing. The second edition of this widely acclaimed book has been fully revised and updated. The reader will find a wide range of information on various aspects of geological remote sensing, ranging from laboratory spectra of minerals and rocks, ground truth, to aerial and space-borne remote sensing.
This volume describes the integration of photogeology into remote sensing as well as how remote sensing is used as a tool of geo-exploration. It also covers a wide spectrum of geoscientific applications of remote sensing ranging from meso- to global scale.
The subject matter is presented at a basic level, serving students as an introductory text on remote sensing. The main part of the book will also be of great value to active researchers.

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"This book is mainly intended for graduate students and research workers ‘interested in applied Earth sciences’. … it has very useful, brief descriptions of subjects … . There are figures on most pages, which considerably help the understanding of the subject … . The index is very good … . Libraries should definitely purchase it as a useful reference book, especially with its more than usual references to tropical countries … ." (R.B.King, The Photogrammetric Record, Vol. 18 (104), 2003)

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This is a useful book for teaching remote sensing and how it can be used in geology in particular. … The book is divided into 16 very interesting chapters. … The appendices at the end are very good in explaining what is meant by color along with other valuable items. I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is teaching remote sensing for geologists." (Fouad Michael, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol. 87 (12), 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642077418
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 1.36 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Introduction.- 2: Physical Principles.- 3: Spectra of Minerals and Rocks.- 4: Photography.- 5: Multispectral Imaging Systems.- 6: Geometric Aspects of Photographs and Images.- 7: Image Quality and Principles of Interpretation.- 8: Interpretation of Data in the Solar Reflection Region.- 9: Interpretation of Data in the Thermal-Infrared Region.- 10: Digital Image Processing of Multispectral Data.- 11: Hyperspectral Sensing.- 12: Microwave Sensors.- 13: Interpretation of SLAR Imagery.- 14: SAR Interferometry.- 15: Integrating Remote Sensing Data with Other Geodata (GIS Approach).- 16: Geological Applications.- Appendices.- References.- Illustrations — Location Index.

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