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Advanced Remote Sensing

Terrestrial Information Extraction and Applications

Advanced Remote Sensing is an application-based reference that provides a single source of mathematical concepts necessary for remote sensing data gathering and assimilation. It presents state-of-the-art techniques for estimating land surface variables from a variety of data types, including optical sensors such as RADAR and LIDAR. Scientists in a number of different fields including geography, geology, atmospheric science, environmental science, planetary science and ecology will have access to critically-important data extraction techniques and their virtually unlimited applications. While rigorous enough for the most experienced of scientists, the techniques are well designed and integrated, making the book’s content intuitive, clearly presented, and practical in its implementation.


Geographers, geologists, oceanographers, atmospheric scientists, environmental scientists, and ecologists

Hardbound, 800 Pages

Published: August 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385954-9


  • "The treatment here is highly quantitative and rigorously technical, but also accessible to students at the upper undergraduate and first-year graduate levels."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012


  • 1. A Systematic View of Remote Sensing
    2. Geometric Processing and Positioning Techniques
    3. Compositing, Smoothing and Gap-filling Techniques
    4. Data Fusion
    5. Atmospheric Correction of Optical Imagery
    6. Solar Radiation
    7. Broadband Albedo
    8. Land Surface Temperature and Thermal Infrared Emissivity
    9. Surface Longwave Radiation Budget
    10. Canopy Biochemical Characteristics
    11. Leaf Area Index
    12. Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation by Green Vegetation
    13. Fractional Vegetation Cover
    14. Vegetation Height and Vertical Structure
    15. Above-ground Biomass
    16. Vegetation production in terrestrial ecosystems
    17. Precipitation
    18. Terrestrial Evapotranspiration
    19. Soil Moisture
    20. Snow Water Equivalence
    21. Water Storage
    22. High-level Land Product Integration Methods
    23. Product and Data Management Systems
    24. Land Cover and Land Use Changes


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