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Physical Principles of Remote Sensing

Physical Principles of Remote Sensing

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521669481

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  • Substantially revised and expanded, this new edition includes a discussion of the radiative transfer equation, atmospheric sounding techniques and interferometric radar, an expanded list of problems (with solutions), and a discussion of the Global Positioning System (GPS). This book forms the basis of an introductory course in remote sensing. The main readership will be students and researchers in remote sensing, geography, cartography, surveying, meteorology, earth sciences and environmental sciences generally, as well as physicists, mathematicians and engineers.

    • Thoroughly revised and up-to-date second edition
    • Includes new coverage of topics such as the Radiative Transfer Equation
    • Contains numerous problems with solutions for self-study
    • Accessible introduction for undergraduate students
    • An essential reference for researchers
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    "...a good textbook at an undergraduate level for a remote sensing course." Physics in Canada

    "A clear, concise introduction to a topic that will continue to grow in its importance in the earth sciences. It would be an excellent choice as a text for an advanced undergraduate course." Geophysics

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521669481
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.763kg
    • contains: 196 b/w illus. 10 colour illus. 10 tables 49 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Electromagnetic waves in free space
    3. Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter
    4. Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the Earth's atmosphere
    5. Photographic systems
    6. Electro-optical systems
    7. Passive microwave systems
    8. Ranging systems
    9. Scattering systems
    10. Platforms for remote sensing
    11. Data processing
    Appendix 1. The Global Positioning System
    Appendix 2. Data
    Bibliography
    Answers and hints to numerical problems
    Index.

  • Author

    W. G. Rees, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge
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