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Remote Sensing: Principles and Interpretation

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"Remote Sensing: Principles and Interpretation. The first chapter of the book summarises the fundamental characteristics of electromagnetic radiation and the interactions of radiation with matter that are the basis of remote sensing. Each of the next five chapters describes one of the following remote sensing systems: aerial photographs, manned satellite images, Landsat, thermal infrared images, and radar images. For each system the following topics are covered: 1. Physical properties and electromagnetic interactions of the materials that control the imaging process; 2. Design and operation of the imaging system; 3. Characteristics of the images, including defects and geometric distortion that may distract or confuse the interpreter; 4. Guidelines and examples for interpreting images. A chapter on digital image processing describes computer techniques for restoring and enhancing images and for extracting information. The remaining chapters describe practical applications of remote sensing to the following fields: resource exploration, environmental applications, land use and cover analysis, and natural hazards. Chapter 12 compares a variety of images covering two test sites and demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of various types of image for different applications."

Book in very good condition, although there is a small inscription on the first page.

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Author(s):
Sabins, F. R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987 Second Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
439
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman and Company

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"Remote Sensing: Principles and Interpretation. The first chapter of the book summarises the fundamental characteristics of electromagnetic radiation and the interactions of radiation with matter that are the basis of remote sensing. Each of the next five chapters describes one of the following remote sensing systems: aerial photographs, manned satellite images, Landsat, thermal infrared images, and radar images. For each system the following topics are covered: 1. Physical properties and electromagnetic interactions of the materials that control the imaging process; 2. Design and operation of the imaging system; 3. Characteristics of the images, including defects and geometric distortion that may distract or confuse the interpreter; 4. Guidelines and examples for interpreting images. A chapter on digital image processing describes computer techniques for restoring and enhancing images and for extracting information. The remaining chapters describe practical applications of remote sensing to the following fields: resource exploration, environmental applications, land use and cover analysis, and natural hazards. Chapter 12 compares a variety of images covering two test sites and demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of various types of image for different applications."

Book in very good condition, although there is a small inscription on the first page.

Author(s):
Sabins, F. R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987 Second Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
439
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman and Company

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