Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, Pearson New International Edition (2e) : 9781292021706

Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, Pearson New International Edition (2e)

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For one-semester courses in Introductory Remote Sensing as well as Introductory Airphoto Interpretation.

This widely adopted book introduces the fundamentals of remote sensing from an earth resource (versus engineering) perspective. Emphasis is on turning remote sensing data into useful spatial biophysical or socio-economic information that can be used to make decisions.

Table of contents
  •  1. Remote Sensing of the Environment
  •  2. Electromagnetic Radiation Principles
  •  3. History of Aerial Photography and Aerial Platforms
  •  4. Aerial Photography - Vantage Point, Cameras, Filters, and Film
  •  5. Elements of Visual Image Interpretation
  •  6. Photogrammetry
  •  7. Multispectral Remote Sensing Systems
  •  8. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing
  •  9. Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing
  • 10. LIDAR Remote Sensing (new)
  • 11. Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • 12. Remote Sensing of Water
  • 13. Remote Sensing the Urban Landscape
  • 14. Remote Sensing of Soils, Minerals, and Geomorphology
  • 15. In situ Spectral Reflectance Measurement (new)
  • Index
  • Appendix A-Sources of Remote Sensing Information
New to this edition

• Two new chapters:

– Chapter 10 (LIDAR Remote Sensing) introduces the fundamental principles associated with this powerful new type of remote sensing that provides detailed digital elevation and vegetation information.

– Chapter 15 (In situ Spectral Reflectance Measurement) describes how to collect in situ spectral reflectance measurements with a handheld radiometer in support of remote sensing studies. Few books have detailed chapters on these two very important topics.

• Unique, high-resolution PowerPoint slides of almost every illustration in each chapter from the author.

– Adopters simply contact Dr. Jensen via email and he makes the lecture plus exercise materials available free of charge via the internet. 

– Remote sensing educators throughout the world have found these resources to be of significant value. No other textbook offers such a service free of charge.

Features & benefits
  • Thorough review of the nature of electromagnetic radiation
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Visually stimulating, clear format
  • Emphasis on manual, visual image analysis of the remote sensor data using introductory photogrammetric techniques
  • Coverage of the history of photography and other remote sensing detectors, and aerial platforms (balloon, kite, aircraft, satellite)
  • Case studies in most chapters that demonstrate the proper application of remote sensing principles and technology.
  • Practical applications of principles throughout the text