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

Remote Sensing of Geomorphology, Volume 23

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Paolo Tarolli Simon Mudd
Paperback ISBN: 9780444641779
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2019
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

1. Structure from Motion photogrammetric technique
2. Open high-resolution data for geomorphology
3. Landslide analysis using laser scanner
4. Topo-bathymetric airborne lidar for fluvial geomorphology analysis
5. Terrestrial Laser Scanner applied to fluvial geomorphology
6. Remote sensing for the analysis of anthropogenic geomorphology
7. Reproducibility of topographic analysis
8. Remote sensing of precipitation and climate data
9. Remote sensing of vegetation
10. Remote sensing of glacial geomorphology
11. Ground-based subsurface remote sensing
12. Creation of DEMs from space


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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About the Series Volume Editors

Paolo Tarolli Series Volume Editor

Paolo Tarolli is Professor in Water Resources Management and Integrated Watershed Management, and head of Earth Surface Processes and Society research group at 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 was Visiting Professor at several universities (e.g. China University of Geosciences, Guangzhou University, National Cheng Kung University, EPFL), and Adjunct Professor at University of Georgia and Marche Polytechnic University. He is Executive Editor of the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) and Science Officer of the Natural Hazards division at the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He is expert in digital terrain analysis; earth surface processes analysis; natural hazards; geomorphology; hydro-geomorphology; lidar; structure-from-motion photogrammetry; new research directions include the analysis of topographic signatures and using remote sensing of human activities from local to regional scale. He is author of more than 80 publications (2 invited review articles, 6 special issue editorials) in leading international journals. He edited one book for Springer on World Terraced Landscapes. He served as Panel Member of NERC Newton Fund, and as reviewer of several international Research Funds including U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), International Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), National Science Centre (NCN) of Poland, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, FWF Austrian Science Fund. He is the Scientific Coordinator of two Memorandum of Understanding between Massey University, University of Lincoln (UK), and University of Padova, and between China University of Geosciences and University of Padova.He is member of the European Geosciences Union, American Geophysical Union, and British Society for Geomorphology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Padova, Italy

Simon Mudd Series Volume Editor

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