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The Remote Sensing Data Book

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  • Author: Gareth Rees, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
Adigun A. Abiodun, Phillip A. Arkin, Robert M. Atlas, Arthur P. Cracknell, Paul J. Curran, Donna Demac, James Foster, Adrian K. Fung, James R. Heirtzler, Kendal McGuffie, Peter J. Mouginis-Mark, W. Gareth Rees, Irwin Scollar, John Turner, Fawwax T. Ulaby
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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021746

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  • The Remote Sensing Data Book provides a unique resource of all aspects of remote sensing for the expert and non-expert alike. Organised as a dictionary, it contains over 700 alphabetically-arranged and cross-referenced entries on how remote sensing works, what kinds of data are available, and the large number of satellites and instruments from which the information is obtained. As well as short technical definitions, it also includes longer essays and reviews to give an overview of the subject. Although not a textbook in itself, the data book will serve as a valuable addition to existing textbooks for undergraduates and graduate students on geography, environmental and earth science courses that include an element of remote sensing. It will also be an essential reference for researchers and research managers at all levels using spaceborne remote sensing methods to obtain information about the earth's land, sea, ice and atmosphere.

    • No other dictionaries exist in remote sensing
    • Subject crosses many disciplinary boundaries in the earth sciences: remote sensing is used in some way by all earth and atmospheric scientists
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    'Rees has successfully produced a dictionary-cum-encyclopedia for the specialist field of remote sensing … While this book is an excellent starting point for newcomers to the field, it carries sufficient detail to be of use to those already familiar with earth observation and atmospheric data … An outstanding feature is that websites have been added … We can only hope that Rees and his publishers will produce new editions on a regular basis.' Anna Corlyon, The Times Higher Education Supplement

    '… excellent presentation throughout. The diagrams are of a very high standard and the text is clearly laid out … thorough cross-referencing and websites associated with the entries are given where appropriate … this is a very useful source book and it will be valuable both for students trying to understand the technical language associated with remote sensing and environmental scientists trying to find sources of remotely sensed data.' Zoltan Hesley, Progress in Environmental Science

    '… a valuable reference for the newcomer in the field of remote sensing … as well as for the scientist and practitioner.' Journal of Geology

    '… a useful, inexpensive addition to a bookshelf which I am sure will be constantly referred to.' Robin Vaughan, International Journal of Remote Sensing

    '… a valuable addition to existing remote sensing textbooks.' H. Rott, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

    'This seems to be the first book of its kind in English to deal so broadly and advantageously with Russian satellites and camera systems.' V. G. Prokachyova and V. F. Usachev, World Meteorological Organization Bulletin

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021746
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.432kg
    • contains: 49 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    The Dictionary.

  • Author

    Gareth Rees, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

    Contributors

    Adigun A. Abiodun, Phillip A. Arkin, Robert M. Atlas, Arthur P. Cracknell, Paul J. Curran, Donna Demac, James Foster, Adrian K. Fung, James R. Heirtzler, Kendal McGuffie, Peter J. Mouginis-Mark, W. Gareth Rees, Irwin Scollar, John Turner, Fawwax T. Ulaby

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