Introductory Remote Sensing: Principles and Concepts

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Science - 184 pages
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Introduction to Remote Sensing Principles and Concepts provides a comprehensive student introduction to both the theory and application of remote sensing. This textbook
* introduces the field of remote sensing and traces its historical development and evolution
* presents detailed explanations of core remote sensing principles and concepts providing the theory required for a clear understanding of remotely sensed images.
* describes important remote sensing platforms - including Landsat, SPOT and NOAA
* examines and illustrates many of the applications of remotely sensed images in various fields.
A unique World Wide Web site accompanies this textbook. Developed for the users of Netscape 3 / Internet Explorer or above, this site offers:
* over 45 full colour images with descriptions
* examples illustrating remote sensing applications for meteorology, geology, vegetation studies, urban studies and oceanography
* material from the Americas, the UK, Ireland, Africa, Australasia, Africa and Western Europe
* Image exercises, with answers
* Shorter questions and answers on remote sensing
* An online glossary of terms, links to sources of useful remote sensing information available online.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO AND HISTORICAL DEVEI OPMENT OF REMOTE SENSING I
11
REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS
66
Appendix A Answets to SelfAssessment Tests
151
Glossaty of Remote Sensing Tetms
158
Remote Sensing Soutces of Infotmation
167
Digital Image Poncesitng and Applicattons
174
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Paul Gibson is also the author of Patterns of Celebration: Layers of Meaning in the Structure of the Eucharist and Briefly Stated: Short Sermons for the Christian Year. As Liturgical Officer of the Anglican Church of Canada, he has contributed significantly to the development of the Book of Alternative Services and the new hymn book of the Anglican Church, Common Praise. He has also served the central organization of the Anglican Communion. He is married, with two grown children and three granddaughters.

University of Greenwich

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