Monitoring And Modeling Of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective by Jonathan LiMonitoring And Modeling Of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective by Jonathan Li

Monitoring And Modeling Of Global Changes: A Geomatics Perspective

byJonathan LiEditorXiaojun Yang

Hardcover | August 7, 2015

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The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art geomatics technologies applied in global environmental studies. This text provides the latest research findings and delivers complete references to related publications. This book will motivate the undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners to better understand the environmental changes with informed solutions.

Global Change studies are increasingly considered a vital source of information to understand the Earth Environment, especially in the framework of human-induced, climate change and land use transformation. Satellite Earth Observing systems and geomatics technologies provide a unique tool to monitor and model the changes, respectively. While the range of applications and innovative techniques are always increasing, this book provides a summary of key study cases where satellite data offers critical information to understand the usefulness of the geomatics technologies and global environmental issues. Geomatics technologies provide powerful tools to model and analyze the effects of those global environmental changes towards minimizing their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

Dr. Jonathan Li is currently Professor of Geomatics at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD degree in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Li's research interests lie mainly in the areas of remote sensing and geographical information science. The focus is placed on use of the-...
Title:Monitoring And Modeling Of Global Changes: A Geomatics PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:August 7, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401798125

ISBN - 13:9789401798129


Table of Contents

1 Land change modeling: status and challenges

Ting Liu and Xiaojun Yang

2 Long-Term change dynamics using Landsat archive for the Region of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada

Anqi Fu, Saied Pirasteh and Jonathan Li

3 Modeling the effects of land use change and climate change on stream flow using GIS and hydrological model

Maochuan Hu, Bin He, Pingping Luo, Kaoru Takara and Weili Duan

4 Support vector machines for land cover mapping from remote sensor imagery

Dee Shi and Xiaojun Yang

5 Digital processing of SAR Data and image analysis techniques

Saied Pirasteh, Hojjat O. Safari and Somayeh Mollaee

6 Development of a new wetness index based on RADARSAT-1 ScanSAR data

Quazi K. Hassan and Charles P.A. Bourque

7 Mapping sea ice from satellite SAR imagery

Linlin Xu and Jonathan Li

8 Modelling shallow landslide risk using GIS and a distributed hydro-geotechnical model

Pingping Luo, Apip, Bin He, Kaoru Takara, Weili Duan, Maochuan Hu and Daniel Nover

9 Mapping coastal erosion risk in the southern Red River Delta, Vietnam

Mizue Murooka, Yasuhiro Kuwahara and Shigeko Haruyama

10 An integrated model for assessing carbon dioxide emissions considering climate change mitigation and flood risk adaptation interaction

Kumiko Nakamichi, Yoshiki Yamagata and Hajime Seya

11 Glaciological studies at Pasterze Glacier (Austria) based on aerial photographs

Viktor Kaufmann, Andreas Kellerer-Pirklbauer, Gerhard Karl Lieb, Heinz Slupetzky and Michael Avian

12 Grassland productivity simulation: integrating remote sensing and an ecosystem process modelYuhong He, Zhangbao Ma and Xulin Guo

13 Landscape ecological mapping for biodiversity evaluation using airborne laser data

Mamoru Koarai

14 Combining different data sources for city growth analysis and architectural heritage mapping

Karel Pavelka and Eva Matouškov

15 Influence of political regime change to land use development in urban areas in the Czech Republic

Lena Halounová and Vladimír Holubec