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Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Remote Sensing of Aquatic Coastal Ecosystem Processes

Science and Management Applications

Editors: Richardson, Laurie L., LeDrew, Ellsworth F. (Eds.)

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About this book

The aquatic coastal zone is one of the most challenging targets for environmental remote sensing. Properties such as bottom reflectance, spectrally diverse suspended sediments and phytoplankton communities, diverse benthic communities, and transient events that affect surface reflectance (coastal blooms, runoff, etc.) all combine to produce an optical complexity not seen in terrestrial or open ocean systems. Despite this complexity, remote sensing is proving to be an invaluable tool for "Case 2" waters. This book presents recent advances in coastal remote sensing with an emphasis on applied science and management. Case studies of the operational use of remote sensing in ecosystem studies, monitoring, and interfacing remote sensing/science/management are presented. Spectral signatures of phytoplankton and suspended sediments are discussed in detail with accompanying discussion of why blue water (Case 1) algorithms cannot be applied to Case 2 waters.

Audience

This book is targeted for scientists and managers interested in using remote sensing in the study or management of aquatic coastal environments. With only limited discussion of optics and theory presented in the book, such researchers might benefit from the detailed presentations of aquatic spectral signatures, and to operational management issues. While not specifically written for remote sensing scientists, it will prove to be a useful reference for this community for the current status of aquatic coastal remote sensing.

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"The objective is to introduce aquatic scientists and managers of coastal aquatic ecosystems to the possibilities of remote sensing techniques. … The book is one of the rare collective works, in which the subject matter is so well integrated and presented by the editors. When this reviewer read in the introduction that the editors suggest the book can be used as a resource manual, he did not believe the assumption at first. However, he now believes this to be quiet true." (Geomatica, Vol. 61 (3), 2007)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • REMOTE SENSING AND THE SCIENCE, MONITORING, AND MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

    RICHARDSON, LAURIE L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • EXTREME EVENTS AND PERTURBATIONS OF COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

    SKIRVING, WILLIAM (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES TO ESTIMATE PHYTOPLANKTON CHLOROPHYLL a CONCENTRATIONS IN COASTAL

    SCHALLES, JOHN F.

    Pages 27-79

  • A TOOL FOR INVERSE MODELING OF SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS IN DEEP AND SHALLOW WATERS

    GEGE, PETER (et al.)

    Pages 81-109

  • INTEGRATION OF CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM PROCESS STUDIES AND REMOTE SENSING

    BROCK, JOHN (et al.)

    Pages 111-131

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3968-3
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Hardcover $169.99
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Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8425-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing of Aquatic Coastal Ecosystem Processes
Book Subtitle
Science and Management Applications
Editors
  • Laurie L. Richardson
  • Ellsworth F. LeDrew
Series Title
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3968-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3968-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3967-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8425-2
Series ISSN
1567-3200
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 324
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