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Remote Sensing of Geomorphology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444641779, 9780444641786

Remote Sensing of Geomorphology, Volume 23

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Paolo Tarolli Simon Mudd
eBook ISBN: 9780444641786
Paperback ISBN: 9780444641779
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th April 2020
Page Count: 398
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Table of Contents

1. Structure from Motion photogrammetric technique
2. Topo-bathymetric airborne lidar for fluvial geomorphology analysis
3. Ground-based subsurface remote sensing
4. Topographic data from satellites
5. Linking life and landscape with remote sensing
6. Structure from Motion photogrammetry for GeoArchaeology
7. Landslide analysis using laser scanner
8. Terrestrial Laser Scanner applied to fluvial geomorphology
9. Remote sensing for the analysis of anthropogenic geomorphology: potential responses to sediment dynamics in the agricultural landscapes
10. Using UAV and LIDAR data for gully erosion/deposition monitoring
11. Zero to a trillion: Advancing Earth surface process studies with open access to high resolution topography
12. Reproducible topographic analysis


Remote Sensing of Geomorphology, Volume 23, discusses the new range of remote-sensing techniques (lidar, structure from motion photogrammetry, advanced satellite platforms) that has led to a dramatic increase in terrain information, and as such provided new opportunities for a better understanding of surface morphology and related Earth surface processes. As several papers have been published (including paper reviews and special issues) on this topic, this book summarizes the major advances in remote sensing techniques for the analysis of Earth surface morphology and processes, also highlighting future challenges. Useful for MSc and PhD students, this book is also ideal for any scientists that want to have a single volume guideline to help them develop new ideas. In addition, technicians and private and public sectors working on remote sensing will find the information useful to their initiatives.

Key Features

  • Provides a useful guideline for MSc and PhD students, scientists, technicians, and land planners on the use of remote sensing in geomorphology
  • Includes applications on specific case studies that highlight issues and benefits of one technique compared to others
  • Presents future trends in remote sensing and geomorphology


Geologists, Geophysicists, Exploration Geologists, Volcanologists, Geomorphologists, Archaeologists, Glaciologists, Civil and Environmental Engineers, Ecologists, Land planning and environmental agencies, Private Remote Sensing companies


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"Overall, this collection of articles is a commendable addition to the Developments in Earth Surface Processes book series. Main highlights of the book which may secure a place for it in the libraries of the university, research institutes as well as commercial Brms include: (i) an apt balance of basics and fundamentals of the ace technologies with elaborate case studies providing in-depth functional details, suggestions and guidelines for their trouble-free implementation; (ii) the book emphatically showcases the application, usability and significance of high-resolution topography in various geomorphological domains; (iii) it suitably covers all the major and significant areas of geomorphology in-vogue through the complied chapters; (iv) the careful inclusion of chapters with thorough reviews and those with dedicated applications, is noteworthy; (v) lastly, the lucid yet eAective style of writing followed throughout, together with justiBed, good quality and exclusive illustrations further enhance the understanding of concepts. In a nutshell, I deBne this compilation as a Bne mix of rich and updated reference source with adequate fundamental details which would beneBt a scholar and a seasoned researcher alike." --J. Earth Syst. Sci.-Indian Academy of Sciences

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About the Series Volume Editors

Paolo Tarolli

Paolo Tarolli

Paolo Tarolli is Professor in Water Resources Management and Integrated Watershed Management, and PI of Earth Surface Processes and Society research group at the University of Padova (Italy). He has a PhD in Environmental Watershed Management and Geomatics and has worked as academic staff at the University of Padova since 2011. He is an expert in digital terrain analysis, earth surface processes analysis, natural hazards, geomorphology, hydro-geomorphology, LIDAR, and structure-from-motion photogrammetry. His new research directions include the analysis of topographic signatures of human activities from the local to regional scale. He is Deputy President of the Natural Hazards Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and Deputy President of sub-division VII (Information and Communication Technologies) of the Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering. Prof. Tarolli is also Executive Editor of Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (Copernicus) and associate editor or editorial board member of several international journals. He is the author of more than 100 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. He has given more than 20 invited talks in international research institutions and foreign Academies (i.e., Princeton University, EPFL, AgroParisTech, National Cheng Kung University, China University of Geosciences, Dalian University and Technology) and at international meetings (IGC, AAG, ISPRS, RGS-IBG, AOGS-AGU, Soil Science Society of China).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Padova, Italy

Simon Mudd

Simon Mudd

Simon Mudd is Professor of Earth Surface Processes at the university of Edinburgh. He has a PhD in Environmental Engineering and has worked as academic staff at the University of Edinburgh since 2007. Prof Mudd has over a decade of experience in numerical modelling and remote sensing of Earth surface processes including landsliding, flooding and sediment transport. Winner of the 2013 Arne Richter award for outstanding young scientists from the European Geoscience Union and the 2014 Gordon Warwick Medal from the British society of geomorphology. Has led the development of the topographic analysis software package LSDTopoTools ( which has published algorithms for extraction of channel networks from high resolution data, detection of terraces and floodplains, exploration of channel steepness in regards to tectonic and hydrologic hazards, and linking landsliding with both subsurface hydrology and vegetation. He has over 50 publications in leading international journals including Nature and Science, and has collaborated with both industry and government organizations on mitigating risk from natural hazards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK