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Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Practices


Ruiliang Pu
August 21, 2017

Advanced imaging spectral technology and hyperspectral analysis techniques for multiple applications are the key features of the book. This book will present in one volume complete solutions from concepts, fundamentals, and methods of acquisition of hyperspectral data to analyses and applications of...

Hydrogeology: Groundwater Science and Engineering

Alain Dassargues
August 01, 2018

This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat...

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama
July 30, 2018

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were...

Advanced Remote Sensing Technology for Tsunami Modelling and Forecasting

Maged Marghany
July 05, 2018

The innovation in space technologies has generated a new method for observing and monitoring tsunamis from space. Most tsunami remote sensing studies focus on using classical image processing tools or conventional edge detection procedures. However, these methods do not use modern physics, applied...

Fluid Mechanics of Environmental Interfaces

Carlo Gualtieri, Dragutin T. Mihailovic
June 28, 2018

Environmental Fluid Mechanics (EFM) studies the motion of air and water at several different scales, the fate and transport of species carried along by these fluids, and the interactions among those flows and geological, biological, and engineered systems. EFM emerged some decades ago as a response...

Atmospheric Aerosols: Characteristics and Radiative Effects

S Ramachandran
June 01, 2018

This book includes basic knowledge and understanding on the characteristics of aerosols over the continent and oceanic regions, their composition, residence times, sinks and size distributions, and their effects in the radiative transfer and climate of Earth....

Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena

Michael J. Hambrey, Jürg C. Alean
June 01, 2018

Considering that glaciers and ice sheets cover about 10% of the Earth’s land surface in a world where human civilization is increasingly impacted by the effects of changing glacial activity, Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena presents itself as an indispensable guide for students, professionals, and...

Remote Sensing Time Series Image Processing

Qihao Weng
April 26, 2018

Driven by the societal needs and improvements in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Time series image analysis is emerging as a new direction in remote sensing. Methods and...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

This book addresses relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights...

Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
March 16, 2018

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights...

The Geology Companion: Essentials for Understanding the Earth

Gary Prost, Benjamin Prost
December 07, 2017

This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in...

Surface Modeling: High Accuracy and High Speed Methods

Tian-Xiang Yue
November 22, 2017

Although GIS provides powerful functionality for spatial analysis, data overlay and storage, these spatially oriented systems lack the ability to represent temporal dynamics, which is a major impediment to its use in surface modeling. However, rapid development of computing technology in recent...


Robert J. Abrahart, Linda M. See
November 22, 2017

A revision of Openshaw and Abrahart’s seminal work, GeoComputation, Second Edition retains influences of its originators while also providing updated, state-of-the-art information on changes in the computational environment. In keeping with the field’s development, this new edition takes a broader...