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Main Title Advances in Land Remote Sensing System, Modeling, Inversion and Application / [electronic resource] :
Author Liang, Shunlin.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
ISBN 9781402064500
Subjects Remote sensing ; Geographical information systems ; Regional planning ; Physical geography
Internet Access
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Collation XXI, 497 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Remote Sensing Systems -- Recent Advances in Land Remote Sensing: An Overview -- Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Land Applications -- Active Microwave Remote Sensing Systems and Applications to Snow Monitoring -- Multi-angular Thermal Infrared Observations of Terrestrial Vegetation -- Terrestrial Applications of Multiangle Remote Sensing -- Physical Modeling and Inversion Algorithms -- Modeling the Spectral Signature of Forests: Application of Remote Sensing Models to Coniferous Canopies -- Estimating Canopy Characteristics from Remote Sensing Observations: Review of Methods and Associated Problems -- Knowledge Database and Inversion -- Retrieval of Surface Albedo from Satellite Sensors -- Modeling and Inversion in Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing over Vegetated Land Surfaces -- Spectrally Consistent Pansharpening -- Data Assimilation Methods for Land Surface Variable Estimation -- Methodologies for Mapping Land Cover/Land Use and its Change -- Methodologies for Mapping Plant Functional Types -- Remote Sensing Applications -- Monitoring and Management of Agriculture with Remote Sensing -- Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Primary Production and Carbon Cycle -- Applications of Terrestrial Remote Sensing to Climate Modeling -- Improving the Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data -- Emerging Issues in Land Remote Sensing. This book collects the review papers from both technical sessions and three discussion panels of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing (ISPMSRS). It systematically summarizes the past achievements and identifies the frontier issues as the research agenda for the near future. It covers all aspects of land remote sensing, from sensor systems, physical modeling, inversion algorithms, to various applications. The papers on remote sensing system evaluate the capabilities of different sensor systems for estimating key land surface variables and how they can best be improved and integrated effectively in the future. Papers on modeling and inversion review the state-of-the-art methodologies on physical modeling and the inversion algorithms for estimating a series of land surface variables. The papers on remote sensing application assess the current status of various applications and discuss how better to bridge the development of remote-sensing science and technology and practical applications. Representing the community effort and contributed by a team of international leading experts, this indispensable reference book for graduate students and practitioners of remote sensing also aids those engaged in academic research, government and industry. Audience: Graduate students, practitioners of remote sensing through academic research, government and industry.