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Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas

Editors: Barale, Vittorio, Gade, Martin (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the issues, peculiarities, and specific challenges of the Asian Seas
  • Offers a comprehensive and detailed review of Earth Observations’ potential
  • Includes a section devoted to multi-technique assessments of the marine environment
  • Is a continuation of the mini-series with earlier volumes on European Seas and African Seas devoted to remote sensing of continental margins
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A wide variety of marginal basins, ranging from polar to equatorial regions, and a few sizeable enclosed basins, can all be included among the Asian Seas. The Arctic Ocean shelf seas off Siberia; the sheltered basins along the Pacific Ocean’s western rim; the coastal seas of the northernmost Indian Ocean, including the semi-enclosed Red Sea and Persian Gulf; the Caspian Sea, the remnants of the Aral Sea and a score of brackish or freshwater lakes, such as Lake Balkhash and Lake Baykal; all exhibit a multiplicity of environmental features and processes. Understanding the peculiarities of such a large and varied collection of marine and coastal types requires integrated observation systems, among which orbital remote sensing must play an essential role. This volume reviews the current potential of Earth Observations in assessing the many Asian seascapes, using both passive and active techniques in diverse spectral regions, such as measuring reflected visible and near-infrared sunlight and surface emissions in the thermal infrared and microwave range, or surface reflection of transmitted radar pulses in the microwave range. An in-depth evaluation of the available spectral regions and observation techniques, as well as of novel multi-technique methods, ensures that suitable tools are indeed accessible for exploring and managing the wealth of resources that the Asian Seas have to offer.

About the authors

Vittorio Barale (right) graduated in Physics from the University of Milan in 1977, and then received his M.S., in 1982, and Ph.D., in 1986, from the University of California at San Diego while at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Since 1990 he has been with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His research focuses on the ecological assessment of marginal and enclosed seas, and their coastal margins in particular, using optical remote sensing. Martin Gade (left) received his first degree in Physics in 1992 and then his doctoral degree in Geosciences in 1996, both from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Since 1991 he has been with the Remote Sensing Unit of the Institute of Oceanography, at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on air-sea interactions and coastal processes, and their remote sensing using active microwave techniques, as well as on laboratory and field experiments with marine surface films.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • The Asian Marginal and Enclosed Seas: An Overview

    Barale, Vittorio

    Pages 3-38

  • A Historical Overview of Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas

    Mitnik, Leonid M. (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • An Introduction to Optical Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas: Chinese Dedicated Satellites and Data Processing Techniques

    Bai, Yan (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

  • An Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas

    Gade, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Sea-Ice Parameters from Satellite Remote Sensing

    Kern, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 105-121

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94067-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94065-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas
Editors
  • Vittorio Barale
  • Martin Gade
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94067-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94067-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94065-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 565
Number of Illustrations
71 b/w illustrations, 187 illustrations in colour
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