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Sustainable Development Goals Series

Remote Sensing for Food Security

Authors: Kogan, Felix

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  • Evaluates the usefulness of operational polar-orbiting satellites for environmental monitoring and predictions
  • Discusses the Vegetation Health (VH) Method for monitoring the environment and improving global food security 
  • Provides data and information representing a wide spectrum of interests including agriculture, trade, banking, and government
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About this book

This volume gathers a variety of applications for remote sensing of vegetation health (VH) and concretely shows how this information can be used in service of ending hunger and of ensuring future food security. In this book’s ten chapters, Dr. Felix Kogan, one of the most prolific scientists in this sphere, shows how a new VH method, designed from operational environmental satellite data, can be used to provide advanced predictions of agricultural losses, helping to enhance food security and reducing the number of hungry people. Topics covered include the scientific basis of the VH method, drought monitoring, prediction of short-term agricultural yield and crop insurance, and impacts of long term climate variability and change on food security. A short discussion on VH for human health-related topics such as detection and prediction of malaria and fire risk is included as well. 

About the authors

Dr. Felix Kogan is a Physical Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Services (NESDIS), and the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). His duties include research and development in the application of satellite data to the solution of environmental problems with a specific emphasis on land, atmosphere, climate, and socioeconomic activities. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and book chapters, and has developed the satellite-based vegetation health method for monitoring drought, fire risk, agricultural production, climate trends, and land cover changes. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96256-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96255-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07166-0
  • 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 for Food Security
Authors
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96256-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96256-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96255-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07166-0
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
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