Environmental Science

Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of Disasters

Editors: Nayak, Shailesh, Zlatanova, Sisi (Eds.)

  • The book deals with a wider utilisation of remote sensing in disaster management

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About this book

Lessons learned in the last several years have given clear indications that the prediction and efficient monitoring of disasters is one of the critical factors in decision-making process. In this respect space-based technologies have the great potential of supplying information in near real time. Earth observation satellites have already demonstrated their flexibility in providing data to a wide range of applications: weather forecasting, person and vehicle tracking, alerting to disaster, forest fire and flood monitoring, oil spills, spread of desertification, monitoring of crop and forestry damages.

This book focuses on a wider utilisation of remote sensing in disaster management. The discussed aspects comprise data access/delivery to the users, information extraction and analysis, management of data and its integration with other data sources (airborne and terrestrial imagery, GIS data, etc.), data standardization, organisational and legal aspects of sharing remote sensing information.

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From the reviews:

“The book has brought together a wide variety of remote sensing and GIS applications and their integrations with other techniques for disaster management and emergency response handling. Inclusion of practical examples drawn from case studies makes it easier for the reader to understand the theoretical concepts. … a basic guide for the beginners who are interested in gaining technical expertise in the field of remote sensing and GIS applications for disaster management and emergency response handling.” (Ranjani Wasantha Kulawardhana, International Journal of Digital Earth, Vol. 4 (6), November, 2011)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Geoinformation-Based Response to the 27 May Indonesia Earthquake – an Initial Assessment

    Kerle, Norman (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • The Application of Geo-Technologies after Hurricane Katrina

    Brecht, Henrike

    Pages 25-36

  • Application of Remote Sensing for Damage Assessment of Coastal Ecosystems in India due to the December 2004 Tsunami

    Nayak, Shailesh (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Increasing the Use of Geospatial Technologies for Emergency Response and Disaster Rehabilitation in Developing Countries

    Stevens, David

    Pages 57-71

  • Adopting Multisensor Remote Sensing Datasets and Coupled Models for Disaster Management

    Rochon, Gilbert L. (et al.)

    Pages 75-99

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09815-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of Disasters
Editors
  • Shailesh Nayak
  • Sisi Zlatanova
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-79259-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-79259-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-79258-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09815-4
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
96 b/w illustrations
Topics