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Fully updated and containing significant new material on photography, laser profiling and image processing, the third edition of this popular textbook covers a broad range of remote sensing applications and techniques across the Earth, environmental and planetary sciences. It focuses on physical principles, giving students a deeper understanding of remote sensing systems and their possibilities, while remaining accessible to those with less mathematical training by providing a step-by-step approach to quantitative topics. Boxed examples, additional photos and numerous colour images engage students and show them how the theory relates to the many real-world applications. Chapter summaries, review questions and additional problems allow students to check their understanding of key concepts and practise handling real data for themselves. Supplementary online material includes links to freely available software, animations, computer programs, colour images and other web-based resources of interest.Read more
- Provides a thorough grounding in the physical and technical principles of remote sensing as well as providing a broad range of Earth and environmental applications
- Fully updated with significant new treatments of photography, laser profiling and image processing
- Covers a broad range of remote sensing applications and techniques across the Earth, environmental and planetary sciences
Reviews & endorsements
“This is a welcome new edition of a popular text, with wonderful color illustrations. The author has managed to help students digest the principles by adding useful summaries and review questions. A practical improvement for students and instructors is the addition of the rich suite of online resources, which greatly add to the book's appeal.”
Dr. Farouk El-Baz, Director, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston UniversitySee more reviews
“Rees’ new edition of his popular remote sensing textbook is written in an easy-to-follow style, but doesn't neglect the mathematical underpinnings. It covers principles related to all the key wavelength regions, and such diverse topics as photogrammetry, atmospheric sounding and multispectral imaging. Including coverage of applications on land, in the atmosphere and oceans, it represents an excellent resource for students and practitioners alike.”
Professor Martin Wooster, Environmental Monitoring & Modelling Research Group, Kings College London
“The third edition of this well known, highly respected and authoritative textbook contains a wealth of new material that captures advances in optical and microwave sensor systems and applications. University teachers will be delighted that the format remains the same; theory and technical detail are explained in clear language and supported by excellent diagrams and figures. The book incorporates good pedagogic principles that incorporate summaries for each topic, additional text boxes to help guide students not familiar with certain theoretical concepts, and review questions with problems to assist teachers to set extension exercises. The book uses excellent examples, many of which are new in this edition, that clearly demonstrate why remote sensing data from a very wide range of sensors and platforms has such an impact on science and society today. Every student of remote sensing, whatever their level, and every library should have a copy of this excellent book.”
Professor Daniel Donoghue, Department of Geography, Durham University
"This is a comprehensive updating of a popular undergraduate and postgraduate text. The wealth of resources, new links and plates support the existing material superbly. The end references have been updated with new papers and sources and all the references are well integrated into the main text. … this is a superb text book and an excellent reference text. Dr W. G. Rees has done a superb job of updating what was already a well-loved and established text in a way which makes it a worthwhile investment for anyone studying the remote sensing and mapping of our planet."
Mark Nicol, Contemporary Physics
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: January 2013
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107004733
- length: 492 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 203 x 27 mm
- weight: 1.22kg
- contains: 323 b/w illus. 40 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Electromagnetic waves in free space
3. Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter
4. Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the Earth's atmosphere
5. Photographic systems
6. Electro-optical systems
7. Passive microwave systems
8. Ranging systems
9. Scattering systems
10. Platforms for remote sensing
11. Data processing
Appendix: data tables
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