Remote Sensing: The Image Chain Approach

Hardcover | April 26, 2007

byJohn R. Schott

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Remote Sensing deals with the fundamental ideas underlying the rapidly growing field of remote sensing. John Schott explores energy-matter interaction, radiation propagation, data dissemination, and described the tools and procedures required to extract information from remotely sensed datausing the image chain approach.Organizations and individuals often focus on one aspect of the remote sensing process before considering it as a whole, thus investigating unjustified effort, time, and expense to get minimal improvement. Unlike other books on the subject, Remote Sensing treats the process as a continuous flow.Schott examines the limitations obstructing the flow of information to the user, employing numerous applications of remote sensing to earth observation disciplines. For this second edition, in addition to a thorough update, there are major changes and additions, such as a much more completetreatment of spectroscopic imaging, which has matured dramatically in the last ten years, and a more rigorous treatment of image processing with an emphasis on spectral image processing algorithms.Remote Sensing is an ideal first text in remote sensing for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the physical or engineering sciences, and will also serve as a valuable reference for practitioners.

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Remote Sensing deals with the fundamental ideas underlying the rapidly growing field of remote sensing. John Schott explores energy-matter interaction, radiation propagation, data dissemination, and described the tools and procedures required to extract information from remotely sensed datausing the image chain approach.Organizations a...

John R. Schott is Professor of Imaging Science and Director of the Digital Image and Remote Sensing Laboratory at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 6.89 × 10.12 × 1.42 inPublished:April 26, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195178173

ISBN - 13:9780195178173

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Historical Perspective and Photo Mensuration3. Radiometry and Radiation Propagation4. The Governing Equation for Radiance Reaching the Sensor5. Sensing Systems6. Imaging Sensors and Instrument Calibration7. Atmospheric Compensation: Solutions to the Governing Equation8. Digital Image Processing Principles9. Multispectral Remote Sensing Algorithms: Land Cover Classification10. Spectroscopic Image Analysis11. Use of Physics-based Models to Support Spectral Image Analysis Algorithms12. Image/Data Combination and Information Dissemination13. Weak Links in the Chain14. Image ModelingAppendix ABlackbody CalculationsIndex

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"Remote sensing practitioners, as well as students pursuing the field, will find this book beneficial...Recommended."--CHOICE