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Remote Sensing for Sustainability

Edited by: Qihao Weng

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700719
eBook ISBN: 9781315371931
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Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art remote sensing knowledge integral for monitoring the world?s natural resources and environments, managing exposure to natural disasters and man-made risks, and helping understand the sustainability and productivity of natural ecosystems.

Bridging the gap between remote sensing and sustainability science this book examines theories and methods as well as practical applications of sustainable development for cities using remote sensing; focuses on remote sensing methods and techniques for sustainable natural resources with emphasize on forests; answers questions on how and what the remote sensing methods and techniques can do for the sustainability of environmental systems; and examines the issues of energy use and sustainable energy sources using remote sensing technology in countries such as Germany, China, the U.S, drawing on case studies to demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing techniques.

This comprehensive guide, which can serve to professors, researchers, and students alike, takes in consideration the United Nations set of sustainable development goals and intends to contribute to the GEO?s Strategic Plan by addressing and exemplifying a number of societal benefit areas of remote sensing data sets, methods, and techniques for sustainable development.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Extraction of Parameters from Remote Sensing Data for Environmental Indices for Urban Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Earth Observation for Urban and Spatial Planning Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Assessment of Urban Growth in the Pearl River Delta, China, Using Time Series Landsat Imagery Download PDF
Chapter  4:  InSAR Monitoring of Land Subsidence for Sustainable Urban Planning Download PDF
Chapter  5:  A Tale of Two Cities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Role of Remote Sensing in Sustainable Grassland Management Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Classifying Tree Species Using Fine Spatial Resolution Imagery to Support the Conservation of an Endangered Bird Species in Hawaii Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Remote Sensing of Forest Damage by Diseases and Insects Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Monitoring Water Quality with Remote Sensing Image Data Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Urban Air Quality Studies Using EO Data Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Heat Hazard Monitoring with Satellite‑Derived Land Surface Temperature Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Remote Sensing Identification of Threshold Zones along a Mediterranean to Arid Climatic Gradient Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Soil Moisture Using Optical Remote Sensing and Ground Measurements Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Earth Observation and Its Potential to Implement a Sustainable Energy Supply Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Use of Nighttime Imaging Data to Assess Decadal Trends in Energy Use in China Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Support of Wind Resource Modeling Using Earth Observation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Assessing Solar Energy Potential and Building Energy Use in Indianapolis Using Geospatial Techniques Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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