Remote Sensing Applications Series
Remote sensing refers to the technology of acquiring information about the earth's surface (land and ocean) and atmosphere using sensors onboard airborne (aircraft, balloons) or space borne (satellites, space shuttles) platforms. The technology of remote sensing has gradually evolved into a scientific subject. Its early development was mainly driven by military uses. Later, remotely sensed data became widely applied for civic usages. The range of remote sensing applications includes archaeology, agriculture, cartography, civil engineering, meteorology and climatology, coastal studies, emergency response, forestry, geology, geographic information systems, hazards, land use and land cover, natural disasters, oceanography, water resources, and so on. Most recently, with the advent of high spatial-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the commercial applications of remote sensing are rapidly gaining interest in the remote sensing community and beyond. This book series will review theories and methods, analyze case studies, and examine methods for applying up-to-date remote sensing techniques to a specific area. It aims to serve all professionals, and researchers, scientists alike in academics, industries, government, and beyond.