Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785481598, 9780081017685

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces

1st Edition

Techniques and Methods

Authors: Nicolas Baghdadi Mehrez Zribi
eBook ISBN: 9780081017685
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785481598
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 12th October 2016
Page Count: 448
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Description

Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surface: Techniques and Methods brings essential coverage of the space techniques of observation on continental surfaces. The authors explore major applications and provide detailed chapters on physical principles, physics of measurement, and data processing for each technique, bringing readers up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by leading scientists in the field of remote sensing and Earth observation.

Key Features

  • Presents clear-and-concise descriptions of modern methods
  • Explores current remote sensing techniques that include physical aspects of measurement (theory) and their applications
  • Provides physical principles, measurement, and data processing chapters that are included for each technique described

Readership

Remote sensing research teams, students in second (engineering schools, masters) and third university cycles (Masters, PhD)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acronyms
  • Introduction
  • 1: Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Introduction to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging
    • 1.3 Characteristics of SAR images
    • 1.4 Key points
  • 2: SAR Imaging using Coherent Modes of Diversity: SAR Polarimetry, Interferometry and Tomography
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 SAR polarimetry
    • 2.3 An introduction to SAR interferometry and tomography
    • 2.4 Key points
  • 3: The Principles of DTM Reconstruction from SAR Images
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Geometry of SAR images
    • 3.3 The SAR image spectrum
    • 3.4 Registration of SAR images
    • 3.5 Radargrammetry and interferometry
    • 3.6 The limitations of interferometry
    • 3.7 Conclusions
    • 3.8 Key points
  • 4: Principles of Radar Satellite Altimetry for Application on Inland Waters
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Radar altimetry measurements
    • 4.3 Processing echoes, or retracking
    • 4.4 Sloping measurements and different radar modes
    • 4.5 Propagation corrections (or atmospheric corrections)
    • 4.6 Geophysical corrections
    • 4.7 Altimetry biases
    • 4.8 Selecting measurements
    • 4.9 Choice of orbits in altimetry missions
    • 4.10 Perspectives
    • 4.11 Key points
    • 4.12 Acknowledgments
  • 5: Passive Low Frequency Microwaves: Principles, Radiative Transfer, Physics of Measurements
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Radiometric measurement
    • 5.3 Modeling microwave emission on natural surfaces
    • 5.4 Main space missions (SMOS, SMAP, AMSR-E)
    • 5.5 Conclusions and perspectives
    • 5.6 Key points
  • 6: Space Gravimetry Using GRACE Satellite Mission: Basic Concepts
    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 The GRACE spatial gravimetry mission
    • 6.3 Data from the GRACE spatial gravimetry mission
    • 6.4 Perspectives
    • 6.5 Key points
  • 7: The Reflected Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS-R): from Theory to Practice
    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Available GNSS signals
    • 7.3 The GNSS-R measurement techniques
    • 7.4 Reflectometry through opportunity signals
    • 7.5 Platforms and constraints
    • 7.6 Conclusions and perspectives
    • 7.7 Key points
  • 8: Data Assimilation of Satellite Observations
    • Abstract
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 General principles of data assimilation
    • 8.3 Kalman filters and variational approaches
    • 8.4 Error modeling
    • 8.5 Particle filters
    • 8.6 Conclusions and perspectives
    • 8.7 Key points
  • Glossary
  • List of Authors
  • Index
  • Scientific Committee

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© ISTE Press - Elsevier 2017
Published:
Imprint:
ISTE Press - Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780081017685
Hardcover ISBN:
9781785481598

About the Author

Nicolas Baghdadi

Nicolas Baghdadi is Research Director at IRSTEA in France. He is currently the scientific director of the French Land Data Centre (Theia).

Affiliations and Expertise

IRSTEA, France

Mehrez Zribi

Mehrez Zribi is a Director of Research in CNRS/France. Since October 2008, he has been with the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère, Toulouse. His research interests include land surface characterization for hydrology applications, remote sensing signal processing, and airborne microwave instrumentation. Mehrez Zribi has published actively in peer-reviewed journals and has coordinated publication of 20 books about remote sensing for land surfaces. He is responsible for the observation systems and radar teams at theCESBIO laboratory.

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS, France

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