Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Understanding Earth Observation

The Electromagnetic Foundation of Remote Sensing

Authors: Solimini, Domenico

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  • Teaches the basic nature of optical and microwave, active and passive, remote sensing (RS) data in a compact unified frame Explains the quantitative information contained in the various types of RS observations of land, water and atmosphere
  • Covers the end-to-end path from basic theory to actual Earth observation
  • Provides numerous references for visualization, further understanding, and in-depth specialized analysis
  • Contains many diagrams and illustrations to facilitate the contact between analytical tools, physical meaning, and reality
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This volume addresses the physical foundation of remote sensing. The basic grounds are presented in close association with the kinds of environmental targets to monitor and with the observing techniques. The book aims at plugging the quite large gap between the thorough and quantitative description of electromagnetic waves interacting with the Earth's environment and the user applications of Earth observation. It is intended for scientifically literate students and professionals who plan to gain a first understanding of remote sensing data and of their information content.

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Domenico Solimini has obtained the tenure as assistant professor at the University of Rome, Italy, since 1966, and as full professor since 1980. In 1981 he moved to the newly established Tor Vergata University, Rome,Italy, where he acted as dean of Engineering curricula faculties, department director, and PhD coordinator. His teaching has concerned electromagnetic fields, antennas, propagation, and remote sensing. He received the 2005 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Education Award. His research mainly concerns passive and active remote sensing of both Earth's atmosphere and solid land surface, also within several international projects. He has authored and co-authored a few hundred publications. He is a co-founder of GEO-K, a geoinformation company spin-off of Tor Vergata University.

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“The book Understanding Earth Observation - The Electromagnetic Foundation of Remote Sensing is a very comprehensive presentation about earth observation sensor types, techniques and calculations. … presents a complete summary that leads to a comprehensive understanding of the elements and factors involved in using and applying earth observation remote sensing to acquire accurate, reliable and useful data. This text is a good candidate as a reference text due to the comprehensive presentation and up-to-date material and should be considered.” (Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine, 3dvisworld.com, November, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Earth Observation
Book Subtitle
The Electromagnetic Foundation of Remote Sensing
Authors
Series Title
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25633-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25633-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25632-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79819-6
Series ISSN
1567-3200
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 703
Number of Illustrations
66 b/w illustrations, 231 illustrations in colour
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