Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies

1st Edition

Prasad S. Thenkabail, Ph.D.

CRC Press
Published October 2, 2015
Reference - 678 Pages - 336 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781482217865 - CAT# K22125
Series: Remote Sensing Handbook

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

This volume demonstrates the experience, utility, methods, and models used in studying a wide array of remotely sensed data characterization, classification, and accuracies for terrestrial applications. Leading experts on global geographic coverage, study areas, and array of satellite and sensors contribute to this unique handbook. This theoretical as well as highly practical book represents a thorough history of advancement in the field over last 50 years, bringing us to where we are now, and highlighting future possibilities.

Highlights include:

  • Fundamental and advanced topics in remote-sensing satellites and sensors
  • Remote sensing data calibration, normalization, harmonization, and synthesis
  • Optical, Radar, LiDAR, thermal, hyperspectral, and other satellite sensors, normalization of remotely sensed data, and data degradations
  • Digital image processing, urban image classification, and image classification methods in land use\land cover, cropland, change detection studies
  • Enhanced vegetation indices and standardization of vegetation indices
  • Object-based image analysis (OBIA) and geospatial data integration
  • LiDAR data processing and applications
  • Geoprocessing, GIS, and GIScience
  • GNSS applications
  • Crowdsourcing and cloud computing
  • Google Earth for Earth Sciences
  • Map accuracies
  • Remote-sensing law or space law, and a host of other topics

Considered magnum opus on the subject, the three-volume Remote Sensing Handbook is edited by Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail of the United States Geological Survey and a renowned international expert in remote sensing and GIScience, with contributions from the very best leading global experts, the handbook gives you a knowledge base on the evolution of remote sensing science, current state-of-the-art technology, and a future vision for the field.


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