A volume in the three-volume Remote Sensing Handbook series, Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies documents the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place during the last 50 years. The other two volumes in the series are Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies, and Land Reso

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Part I: Satellites and Sensors from Different Eras and Their Characteristics

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Part II: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing: Evolution, State of the Art, and Future Possibilities

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Fundamentals of Remote Sensing for Terrestrial Applications: Evolution, Current State of the Art, and Future Possibilities

ByNatascha Oppelt, Rolf Scheiber, Peter Gege, Martin Wegmann, Hannes Taubenboeck, Michael Berger

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Part III: Remote Sensing Data Normalization, Harmonization, and Intersensor Calibration

chapter 5|10 pages

Remote Sensing Data Normalization

ByRudiger Gens, Jordi Cristóbal Rosselló

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Part IV: Vegetation Index Standardization and Cross-Calibration of Data from Multiple Sensors

chapter 7|20 pages

Inter- and Intrasensor Spectral Compatibility and Calibration of the Enhanced Vegetation Indices

ByTomoaki Miura, Kenta Obata, Javzandulam T. Azuma, Alfredo Huete, Hiroki Yoshioka

chapter 8|20 pages

Toward Standardization of Vegetation Indices

ByMichael D. Steven, Timothy J. Malthus, Frédéric Baret

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Part V: Image Processing Methods and Approaches

chapter 9|22 pages

Digital Image Processing: A Review of the Fundamental Methods and Techniques

BySunil Narumalani, Paul Merani

chapter 11|16 pages

Image Classification Methods in Land Cover and Land Use

ByMutlu Özdoğan

chapter 12|12 pages

Hyperspectral Image Processing: Methods and Approaches

ByJun Li, Antonio Plaza

chapter 13|18 pages

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: Principles and Theoretical Background

ByClaudia Kuenzer, Jianzhong Zhang, Stefan Dech

chapter 14|18 pages

Object-Based Image Analysis: Evolution, History, State of the Art, and Future Vision

By‚omas Blaschke, Maggi Kelly, and Helena Merschdorf

chapter 15|22 pages

Geospatial Data Integration in OBIA: Implications of Accuracy and Validity

ByStefan Lang, Dirk Tiede

chapter 16|26 pages

Image Segmentation Algorithms for Land Categorization

ByJames C. Tilton, Selim Aksoy, Yuliya Tarabalka

chapter 17|32 pages

LiDAR Data Processing and Applications

ByShih-Hong Chio, Tzu-Yi Chuang, Pai-Hui Hsu, Jen-Jer Jaw, Shih-Yuan Lin, Yu-Ching Lin, Tee-Ann Teo, Fuan Tsai, Yi-Hsing Tseng, Cheng-Kai Wang, Chi-Kuei Wang, Miao Wang, Ming-Der Yang

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Part VI: Change Detection

chapter 18|22 pages

Change Detection Techniques Using Multisensor Data

ByDaniela Anjos, Dengsheng Lu, Luciano Dutra, and Sidnei Sant’Anna

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Part VII: Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Spatial Modeling Framework for Decision Support

chapter 19|22 pages

Geoprocessing, Workf lows, and Provenance

chapter 20|22 pages

Toward Democratization of Geographic Information: GIS, Remote Sensing, and GNSS Applications in Everyday Life

ByGaurav Sinha, Barry J. Kronenfeld, and Je›rey C. Brunskill

chapter 22|22 pages

Object-Based Regionalization for Policy-Oriented Partitioning of Space

ByStefan Lang, Stefan Kienberger, Michael Hagenlocher, Lena Pernkopf

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Part VIII: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Remote Sensing

chapter 25|24 pages

Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Wide Array of Terrestrial Applications

ByD. Myszor, O. Antemijczuk, M. Grygierek, M. Wierzchanowski, and K.A. Cyran

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Part IX: Crowdsourcing and Remote Sensing Data

chapter 26|16 pages

Crowdsourcing and Remote Sensing: Combining Two Views of Planet Earth

ByFabio Dell’Acqua

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Part X: Cloud Computing and Remote Sensing

chapter 27|10 pages

Processing Remote-Sensing Data in Cloud Computing Environments

ByRamanathan Sugumaran, James W. Hegeman, Vivek B. Sardeshmukh, Marc P. Armstrong

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Part XI: Google Earth for Remote Sensing

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Google Earth for Remote Sensing

ByJohn E. Bailey

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Part XII: Accuracies, Errors, and Uncertainties of Remote Sensing– Derived Products

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Part XIII: Space Law and Remote Sensing

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Back Cover

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Section IV: Phenology and Food Security

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Section VIII: Land Use/Land Cover

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Section IX: Carbon

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Back Cover

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Front Cover

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SECTION I - Hydrology and Water Resources

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SECTION IV - Wetlands

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SECTION V - Snow and Ice

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SECTION VI - Nightlights

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SECTION VII - Geomorphology

chapter |116 pages

SECTION VIII - Droughts and Drylands

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SECTION IX - Disasters

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SECTION X - Volcanoes

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SECTION XII - Urban Areas

chapter |46 pages