Land Remote Sensing And Global Environmental Change

Author: Bhaskar Ramachandran
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441967497
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Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: The Science of ASTER and MODIS is an edited compendium of contributions dealing with ASTER and MODIS satellite sensors aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua platforms launched as part of the Earth Observing System fleet in 1999 and 2002 respectively. This volume is divided into six sections. The first three sections provide insights into the history, philosophy, and evolution of the EOS, ASTER and MODIS instrument designs and calibration mechanisms, and the data systems components used to manage and provide the science data and derived products. The latter three sections exclusively deal with ASTER and MODIS data products and their applications, and the future of these two classes of remotely sensed observations.

Remote Sensing And Global Environmental Change

Author: Sam J. Purkis
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444340247
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Remote Sensing plays a key role in monitoring the variousmanifestations of global climate change. It is used routinelyin the assessment and mapping of biodiversity over large areas, inthe monitoring of changes to the physical environment, in assessingthreats to various components of natural systems, and in theidentification of priority areas for conservation. This book presents the fundamentals of remote sensingtechnology, but rather than containing lengthy explanations ofsensor specifications and operation, it concentrates instead on theapplication of the technology to key environmental systems. Each system forms the basis of a separate chapter, and each isillustrated by real world case studies andexamples. Readership The book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduatestudents in earth science, environmental science, or physicalgeography taking a course in environmental remote sensing. Itwill also be an invaluable reference for environmental scientistsand managers who require an overview of the use of remote sensingin monitoring and mapping environmental change at regional andglobal scales. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/purkis/remote"http://www.wiley.com/go/purkis/remote/a.

Remote Sensing And Global Environmental Change

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Remote Sensing And Climate Change

Author: Arthur P. Cracknell
Editor: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9781852333218
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Much of the evidence related to climate change is concerned with data from particular locations or small areas. However data captured from remote sensing systems in space and covering the whole earth can yield evidence of climate change from extensive areas. In this book international experts consider the potential value of such data addressing the problem of calibration to ensure that detected changes do not arise from drift in the calibration of the instrument or changes in the calibration coefficients from one model to another in a series of nominally identical modes. There will be some consideration of large international projects devoted to the study of cloud climatology from the archived meteorological satellite data and also of vegetation indices derived from the global sets, principally the AVHRR. The related question of the use of archived satellite data to improve the specification of surface conditions, particularly of vegetated land areas in global climate models will also be considered.

International Perspectives On Global Environmental Change

Author: Stephen Young
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9533078154
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Environmental change is increasingly considered a critical topic for researchers across multiple disciplines, as well as policy makers throughout the world. Mounting evidence shows that environments in every part of the globe are undergoing tremendous human-induced change. Population growth, urbanization and the expansion of the global economy are putting increasing pressure on ecosystems around the planet. To understand the causes and consequences of environmental change, the contributors to this book employ spatial and non-spatial data, diverse theoretical perspectives and cutting edge research tools such as GIS, remote sensing and other relevant technologies. International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change brings together research from around the world to explore the complexities of contemporary, and historical environmental change. As an InTech open source publication current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change explored in this volume include: Climate change Historical environmental change Biological responses to environmental change Land use and land cover change Policy and management for environmental change

Global Environment Change Remote Sensing And Gis Perspectives

Author: R.B. Singh
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054107040
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Geosphere-biosphere interaction of certain elements and compounds is a major factor in global environmental change. This guide to the role of geographical monitoring in ecosystem modelling contains papers presented at the International Geographical Union Seminar on monitoring geosystems.

Global Environmental Change

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ISBN: 9789264140820
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The major causes of global environmental changes are various anthropogenic activities, not only those of present but also the integrated past activities. However, the interaction between man-environment system has not been understood sufficiently. The previous studies of monitoring of ongoing global environmental changes have paid little attention to socio-economic dimensions of anthropogenic activities which have induced various types of serious environmental changes. Land use forms a major element of terrestrial ecosystem modified by man and there is a growing concern in its disastrous change. In the above context, the emerging Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System help to strengthen the capacity of existing national and sub-regional institutions in the management and access to delivery of environment and natural resources information and data to support decision making process. Building effective bridges between scholars from various parts of the world is one of the most important tasks in this context. Increasing co-operation between researchers from advanced industrial nations and Third World countries is of particular importance. In order to achieve these goals, the International Geographical Union organized an International Seminar on Monitoring Geosystems - Perspectives for the 21st century, at University of Delhi during December 6-9, 1991. The contributed papers were modified and updated. The present volume includes 26 contributions dealing with concepts and methods, related to global environmental change.

Remote Sensing And Global Climate Change

Author: Robin A. Vaughan
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642792871
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Experts report the state of the art in the study of global climate change using remote sensing techniques. Topics covered include the principles of remote sensing, the management of data, data requirements in climatology, the principles of modelling, the input of data into models, and the application of remote sensing to the atmosphere, ice and snow, seas and land. The book is highly topical given the current great public and scientific awareness of possible man-made changes to the climate. It is essential reading for anyone new to the field, and invaluable as a reference work to those already working in it.

Advances In Remote Sensing And Geo Informatics Applications

Author: Hesham M. El-Askary
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030014401
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This edited volume is based on the best papers accepted for presentation during the 1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-1), Tunisia 2018. The book compiles a wide range of topics addressing various issues by experienced researchers mainly from research institutes in the Mediterranean, MENA region, North America and Asia. Remote sensing observations can close gaps in information scarcity by complementing ground-based sparse data. Spatial, spectral, temporal and radiometric characteristics of satellites sensors are most suitable for features identification. The local to global nature and broad spatial scale of remote sensing with the wide range of spectral coverage are essential characteristics, which make satellites an ideal platform for mapping, observation, monitoring, assessing and providing necessary mitigation measures and control for different related Earth's systems processes. Main topics in this book include: Geo-informatics Applications, Land Use / Land Cover Mapping and Change Detection, Emerging Remote Sensing Applications, Rock Formations / Soil Lithology Mapping, Vegetation Mapping Impact and Assessment, Natural Hazards Mapping and Assessment, Ground Water Mapping and Assessment, Coastal Management of Marine Environment and Atmospheric Sensing.

People And Pixels

Author: National Research Council
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309064082
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Space-based sensors are giving us an ever-closer and more comprehensive look at the earth's surface; they also have the potential to tell us about human activity. This volume examines the possibilities for using remote sensing technology to improve understanding of social processes and human-environment interactions. Examples include deforestation and regrowth in Brazil, population-environment interactions in Thailand, ancient and modern rural development in Guatemala, and urbanization in the United States, as well as early warnings of famine and disease outbreaks. The book also provides information on current sources of remotely sensed data and metadata and discusses what is involved in establishing effective collaborative efforts between scientists working with remote sensing technology and those working on social and environmental issues.