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Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry

Earth Science Satellite Applications

Current and Future Prospects

Editors: Hossain, Faisal (Ed.)

  • Questions the type of value-added products/information we should provide for resource constrained public and national stakeholder agencies
  • Looks at the optimal business model for society to benefit sustainably from scientific research and satellite observational data to support the operational (recurring) costs
  • Leverages the combined observational power of NASA earth observing satellite missions (current and future) in a synergistic manner to rapidly multiply societal applications
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About this book

The combined observational power of the multiple earth observing satellites is currently not being harnessed holistically to produce more durable societal benefits. We are not able to take complete advantage of the prolific amount of scientific output and remote sensing data that are emerging rapidly from satellite missions and convert them quickly into decision-making products for users. The current application framework we have appears to be an analog one lacking the absorption bandwidth required to handle scientific research and the voluminous (petabyte-scale) satellite data. This book will tackle this question: "How do we change this course and take full advantage of satellite observational capability for a more sustainable, happier and safer future in the coming decades?"

About the authors

Faisal Hossain received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut in 2004, his M.S (1999) and B.S (1996) from The National University of Singapore and Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, respectively. His research interests comprise hydrologic remote sensing, sustainable water resources engineering, transboundary water resources management and engineering education. He is the recipient of awards such as NASA New Investigator Award (2008), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Outstanding Research Award (2009), US Fulbright Faculty Award (2012), G.O.L.D. (Graduate Of the Last Decade) award from University of Connecticut (2012), American Geophysical Union (AGU) Charles Falkenberg Award (2012), American Meteorological Society Editor's Award (2015) and ASCE Walter Huber Award (2015).

Faisal Hossain has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored an undergraduate textbook, edited three book volumes and contributed nine book chapters. His group's research work on human modification of extreme events by artificial reservoirs has been featured by media such as the BBC, National Geographic and New Scientist. His capacity building initiative promoting satellite remote sensing has resulted in an independently-owned satellite management system for the Government of Bangladesh (using altimetry) and Pakistan (using gravimetry) that is now planned for expansion to other nations. Currently he serves as Editor for Journal of Hydrometeorology, chair for ASCE Task Committee on "Water Infrastructure, Weather and Climate" and Applications lead for Science Team of Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Role of Earth Observation for Managing Biodiversity and Disasters in Mesoamerica: Past, Present, and Future

    Ramos, Victor H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Reform Earth Observation Science and Applications to Transform Hindu Kush Himalayan Livelihoods—Services-Based Vision 2030

    Murthy, M. S. R. (et al.)

    Pages 27-62

  • Integrating Earth Observation Systems and Data into Disaster Preparedness in the Lower Mekong: Experiences from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

    Ganz, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • Land Cover Mapping for Green House Gas Inventories in Eastern and Southern Africa Using Landsat and High Resolution Imagery: Approach and Lessons Learnt

    Oduor, Phoebe (et al.)

    Pages 85-116

  • Role of Earth Observation Data in Disaster Response and Recovery: From Science to Capacity Building

    Schumann, Guy (et al.)

    Pages 119-146

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33438-7
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33436-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81511-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earth Science Satellite Applications
Book Subtitle
Current and Future Prospects
Editors
  • Faisal Hossain
Series Title
Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33438-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33436-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81511-4
Series ISSN
2198-0721
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 284
Number of Illustrations
72 illustrations in colour
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