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Main Title GNSS environmental sensing : revolutionizing environmental monitoring /
Author Awange, Joseph L.,
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Author Title of a Work
Awange, Joseph L.,Environmental monitoring using GNSS.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1005122298
ISBN 3319584170; 9783319584171
Subjects Environmental monitoring--Geographic information systems. ; Global Positioning System.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  GE45.R44A93 2018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/15/2022
Edition Second edition.
Collation xxii, 452 pages : color illustrations, color maps, charts ; 24 cm
Expanded version of first edition published in 2012 with the title/subtitle: Environmental monitoring using GNSS/global navigation satellite systems. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
1. Environmental monitoring -- Part I. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS): 2. Modernization of GNSS -- 3. The global positioning system -- 4. Mathematical modelling -- 5. Environmental surveying and surveillance -- 6. Data processing and adjustment -- 7. Basics of Galileo satellites -- Part II. Applications to environmental monitoring: 8. GNSS maps in environmental monitoring -- 9. GNSS remote sensing of the environment -- 10. GNSS reflectometry and applications -- 11. Climate change and weather related impacts -- 12. GNSS sensing of climate variability -- 13. Environmental impact assessment -- 14. Water resources -- 15. Coastal resources -- 16. Land management -- 17. Disaster management -- 18. Environmental pollution -- 19. Animals and vegetation protection and conservation -- 20. Unmanned aircraft vehicles. "This book is the second edition of Environmental Monitoring using GNSS and highlights the latest developments in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). It features a completely new title and additional chapters that present emerging challenges to environmental monitoring--'climate variability/change and food insecurity.' Since the publication of the first edition, much has changed in both the development and applications of GNSS, a satellite microwave remote sensing technique. It is the first tool to span all four dimensions of relevance to humans (position, navigation, timing and the environment), and it has widely been used for positioning (both by military and civilians), navigation and timing. Its increasing use is leading to a new era of remote sensing that is now revolutionizing the art of monitoring our environment in ways never imagined before. On the one hand, nearly all GNSS satellites (Global Positioning System (GPS), Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), Galileo and Beidou) have become operational, thereby providing high-precision, continuous, all-weather and near real-time remote sensing multi-signals beneficial to environmental monitoring. On the other hand, the emerging challenges of precisely monitoring climate change and the demand for the production of sufficient food for our ever-increasing populations are pushing traditional monitoring methods to their limits. In this regard, refracted GNSS signals (i.e., occulted GNSS signals or GNSS meteorology) are now emerging as sensors of climate variability, while the reflected signals (GNSS reflectometry or GNSS-R) are increasingly finding applications in determining, e.g., soil moisture content, ice and snow thickness, ocean heights, and wind speed and direction, among others. Furthermore, the increasing recognition and application of GNSS-supported unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV)/drones in agriculture (e.g., through the determination of water holding capacity of soil) highlights the new challenges facing GNSS. As such, [in] this new edition three new chapters address GNSS reflectometry and applications; GNSS sensing of climate variability; and the applications in UAV/drones. Moreover, it explores the application of GNSS to support integrated coastal zone management"--Back cover