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Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing

Sensors, Methods, Applications

Kuenzer, Claudia, Dech, Stefan (Eds.)

2013, XVIII, 537 p. 235 illus., 162 illus. in color.

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  • Thermal Remote Sensing is a discipline with a growing user community
  • The book provides a comprehensive overview of available sensors, methods and applications
  • The book is of interest to environmental planners and decision makers, climatologists, hydrologists, ecologists, urban scientists, forest fire and other fire experts

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of thermal infrared remote sensing. Temperature is one of the most important physical environmental variables monitored by earth observing remote sensing systems. Temperature ranges define the boundaries of habitats on our planet. Thermal hazards endanger our resources and well-being. In this book renowned international experts have contributed chapters on currently available thermal sensors as well as innovative plans for future missions. Further chapters discuss the underlying physics and image processing techniques for analyzing thermal data. Ground-breaking chapters on applications present a wide variety of case studies leading to a deepened understanding of land and sea surface temperature dynamics, urban heat island effects, forest fires, volcanic eruption precursors, underground coal fires, geothermal systems, soil moisture variability, and temperature-based mineral discrimination. ‘Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: Sensors, Methods, Applications’ is unique because of the large field it spans, the potentials it reveals, and the detail it provides.

This book is an indispensable volume for scientists, lecturers, and decision makers interested in thermal infrared technology, methods, and applications. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Applications - Emissivity - Land Surface Temperature (LST) - Methods - Sea Surface Temperature (SST) - Sensors - Thermal infrared analyses

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Geography - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis

Table of contents 

1. Theoretical Background of Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing

2. Geometric Calibration of Thermographic Cameras

3. Thermal Infrared Spectroscopy in the Laboratory and Field in Support of Land Surface Remote Sensing

4. Challenges and Opportunities for UAV-Borne Thermal Imaging

5. NASA’s Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer (HyTES)

6. NASA’s Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI)

7. Spaceborne Thermal Infrared Observation - An Overview of Most Frequently Used Sensors for Applied Research

8. Thermal Remote Sensing with Small Satellites: BIRD, TET and the next Generation BIROS 

9. Landsat and Thermal Infrared Imaging

10. Review of High Resolution Thermal Infrared Applications and Requirements: The Fuegosat Synthesis Study 

11. Cross-Comparison of Daily Land Surface Temperature Products from NOAA-AVHRR and MODIS

12. Comparison of the Thermal Sensors of SEVIRI and MODIS for LST Mapping

13. A Water Vapor Scaling (WVS) Method for Improving Atmospheric Correction of Thermal Infrared (TIR) Data 

14. Time Series Corrections and Analyses in Thermal Remote Sensing

15. Thermal Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature 

16. Soil Moisture from Thermal Infrared Satellite Data: Synergies with Microwave Data 

17. Application of the Apparent Thermal Inertia Concept for Soil Moisture Estimation in Agricultural Areas 

18. Thermal Remote Sensing of Active Vegetation Fires and Biomass Burning Events 

19. Analysis of Lava Flow Effusion Rate Using High Spatial Resolution Infrared Data

20. Thermal Analysis of Volcanoes Based on 10 Years of ASTER Data on Mt. Etna 

21. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Surface and Underground Coal Fires 

22. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Geothermal Systems

23. Analysis of Surface Thermal Patterns in Relation to Urban Structure Types: A Case Study for the City of Munich

24. Mineral Mapping with Airborne Hyperspectral Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing at Cuprite, Nevada, USA

25. Validation of Thermal Infrared (TIR) Emissivity Spectra Using Pseudo-Invariant Sand Dune Sites

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