Radar Remote Sensing

Radar Remote Sensing
Author: Prashant K. K. Srivastava,Dileep Kumar Gupta,Tanvir Islam,Dawei Han,Rajendra Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2022-08-27
ISBN: 0128235942
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radar Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

Radar Remote Sensing: Applications and Challenges advances the scientific understanding, development, and application of radar remote sensing using monostatic, bistatic and multi-static radar geometry. This multidisciplinary reference pulls together a collection of the recent developments and applications of radar remote sensing using different radar geometry and platforms at local, regional and global levels. Radar Remote Sensing is for researchers and practitioners with earth and environmental and meteorological sciences, who are interested in radar remote sensing in ground based scatterometer and SAR systems; air borne scatterometer and SAR systems; space borne scatterometer and SAR systems. Covers monostatic, bistatic and multi-static radar geometry Features case studies, including experimental investigations, for practical application Includes geophysical, oceanographical, and meteorological Synthetic Aperture Radar data

Applications of Radar Remote Sensing in China

Applications of Radar Remote Sensing in China
Author: Guo Huadong
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2001-07-12
ISBN: 9780415256766
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Radar Remote Sensing in China Book Excerpt:

Over the last decade the field of spaceborne imaging radar remote sensing has advanced to the point where many new applications have become possible. Synthetic aperture radar with its all-weather and day-night capability has become one of the most sophisticated technologies for earth and planetary observation. The deployment of advanced experimental systems has allowed radar imaging data to feed into the analysis of environmental and geophysical problems: whether agricultural, land use, forestry, hydrology, geology, mineral exploration, urbanization, archaeology, natural hazards, oceanography or global change. This atlas provides a set of examples of high quality remote sensing work carried out with this leading technology in China, under the auspices of the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and in collaboration with the USA, European Space Agency, Japan and the former USSR. These examples are discussed, compared with ground truth, and analyzed. It includes applications, data analysis, algorithm development, modeling and backscatter behavior analysis.

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar
Author: John A. Richards
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2009-10-28
ISBN: 9783642020193
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar Book Excerpt:

This book is concerned with remote sensing based on the technology of imaging radar. It assumes no prior knowledge of radar on the part of the reader, commencing with a treatment of the essential concepts of microwave imaging and progressing through to the development of multipolarisation and interferometric radar, modes which underpin contemporary applications of the technology. The use of radar for imaging the earth’s surface and its resources is not recent. Aircraft-based microwave systems were operating in the 1960s, ahead of optical systems that image in the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum. Optical remote sensing was given a strong impetus with the launch of the first of the Landsat series of satellites in the mid 1970s. Although the Seasat satellite launched in the same era (1978) carried an imaging radar, it operated only for about 12 months and there were not nearly so many microwave systems as optical platforms in service during the 1980s. As a result, the remote sensing community globally tended to develop strongly around optical imaging until Shuttle missions in the early to mid 1980s and free-flying imaging radar satellites in the early to mid 1990s became available, along with several sophisticated aircraft platforms. Since then, and particularly with the unique capabilities and flexibility of imaging radar, there has been an enormous surge of interest in microwave imaging technology. Unlike optical imaging, understanding the theoretical underpinnings of imaging radar can be challenging, particularly when new to the field.

Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing

Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing
Author: Damien Closson,Francesco Holecz,Paolo Pasquali,Nada Milisavljevic
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 9535115898
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to demonstrate the use of SAR data in three application domains, i.e. land cover (Part II), topography (Part III), and land motion (Part IV). These are preceded by Part I, where an extensive and complete review on speckle and adaptive filtering is provided, essential for the understanding of SAR images. Part II is dedicated to land cover mapping. Part III is devoted to the generation of Digital Elevation Models based on radargrammetry and on a wise fusion (by considering sensor characteristic and acquisition geometry) of interferometric and photogrammetric elevation data. Part IV provides a contribution to three applications related to land motion.

Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces

Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces
Author: Bruce A. Campbell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2002-03-14
ISBN: 9780521583084
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces Book Excerpt:

A 2002 introduction to radar remote sensing of terrestrial surfaces, including data collection and image interpretation.

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas
Author: Uwe Soergel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN: 9789048137510
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas Book Excerpt:

One of the key milestones of radar remote sensing for civil applications was the launch of the European Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (ERS 1) in 1991. The platform carried a variety of sensors; the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is widely cons- ered to be the most important. This active sensing technique provides all-day and all-weather mapping capability of considerably ?ne spatial resolution. ERS 1 and its sister system ERS 2 (launch 1995) were primarily designed for ocean app- cations, but soon the focus of attention turned to onshore mapping. Examples for typical applications are land cover classi?cation also in tropical zones and mo- toring of glaciers or urban growth. In parallel, international Space Shuttle Missions dedicated to radar remote sensing were conducted starting already in the 1980s. The most prominent were the SIR-C/X-SAR mission focussing on the investigation of multi-frequency and multi-polarization SAR data and the famous Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Data acquired during the latter enabled to derive a DEM of almost global coverage by means of SAR Interferometry. It is indispe- ableeventodayandformanyregionsthebestelevationmodelavailable. Differential SAR Interferometry based on time series of imagery of the ERS satellites and their successor Envisat became an important and unique technique for surface defor- tion monitoring. The spatial resolution of those devices is in the order of some tens of meters.

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation
Author: Dipankar Mandal,Avik Bhattacharya,Yalamanchili Subrahmanyeswara Rao
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-08-16
ISBN: 9811644241
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radar Remote Sensing for Crop Biophysical Parameter Estimation Book Excerpt:

This book presents a timely investigation of radar remote sensing observations for agricultural crop monitoring and advancements of research techniques and their applicability for crop biophysical parameter estimation. It introduces theoretical background of radar scattering from vegetation volume and semi-empirical modelling approaches that are the foundation for biophysical parameter inversion. The contents will help readers explore the state-of-the-art crop monitoring and biophysical parameter estimation using approaches radar remote sensing. It is useful guide for academicians, practitioners and policymakers.

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar
Author: John A. Richards
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2009-10-08
ISBN: 3642020208
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar Book Excerpt:

This book is concerned with remote sensing based on the technology of imaging radar. It assumes no prior knowledge of radar on the part of the reader, commencing with a treatment of the essential concepts of microwave imaging and progressing through to the development of multipolarisation and interferometric radar, modes which underpin contemporary applications of the technology. The use of radar for imaging the earth’s surface and its resources is not recent. Aircraft-based microwave systems were operating in the 1960s, ahead of optical systems that image in the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum. Optical remote sensing was given a strong impetus with the launch of the first of the Landsat series of satellites in the mid 1970s. Although the Seasat satellite launched in the same era (1978) carried an imaging radar, it operated only for about 12 months and there were not nearly so many microwave systems as optical platforms in service during the 1980s. As a result, the remote sensing community globally tended to develop strongly around optical imaging until Shuttle missions in the early to mid 1980s and free-flying imaging radar satellites in the early to mid 1990s became available, along with several sophisticated aircraft platforms. Since then, and particularly with the unique capabilities and flexibility of imaging radar, there has been an enormous surge of interest in microwave imaging technology. Unlike optical imaging, understanding the theoretical underpinnings of imaging radar can be challenging, particularly when new to the field.

Spatial Analysis for Radar Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests

Spatial Analysis for Radar Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests
Author: Gianfranco D. De Grandi,Elsa Carla De Grandi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 100036478X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatial Analysis for Radar Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests Book Excerpt:

Spatial Analysis for Radar Remote Sensing of Tropical Forests is based on the authors’ extensive involvement in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mapping projects, targeting the health of an earth ecosystem with great relevance for climate change studies: the tropical forests. The subject is developed from a vantage point provided by analysis in a combined space, scale (frequency), time, wavelength, polarization domain. The combination of space and scale offers the capability to zoom in and out like a virtual microscope to the resolution in tune with the underlying ecological phenomenon. It also enables statistical measures (correlations) related to the forest spatial distribution in case of backscatter, or to the canopy height variations in case of interferometric observations. The time dimension brings into play measures of the ecosystem dynamics, such as the flooding extent in the swamp forests, deforestation or degradation events. Wavelength and polarization agility extend the abovementioned capabilities by radar observations that are in tune with particular characteristics of the forest and terrain layers. The book’s spotlight is on radar spatial random fields, these being populated by either backscatter observations or elevation data from interferometric SAR. The basic tenet here is that the spatial statistic of the fields measured by the wavelet variance (in stationary or non-stationary situations) carries fingerprints of the forest structure. Features: Uniquely focused on specific techniques that provide multi-resolution spatial and temporal analysis of forest structure characteristics and changes. Examines several large and important international remote sensing projects aimed at documenting entire tropical ecosystems. Provides novel wavelet methods for tropical forest structural measures. As the first book on this topic, this composite approach appeals to both students learning through important case studies and to researchers finding new ideas for future studies.

Manual of Remote Sensing Principles and applications of imaging radar

Manual of Remote Sensing  Principles and applications of imaging radar
Author: Robert A. Ryerson,Floyd M. Henderson,Anthony J. Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 970
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial satellites in remote sensing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Remote Sensing Principles and applications of imaging radar Book Excerpt:

Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing

Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing
Author: Charles Elachi
Publsiher: IEEE
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas
Author: Uwe Soergel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2012-05-05
ISBN: 9789400731721
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas Book Excerpt:

One of the key milestones of radar remote sensing for civil applications was the launch of the European Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (ERS 1) in 1991. The platform carried a variety of sensors; the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is widely cons- ered to be the most important. This active sensing technique provides all-day and all-weather mapping capability of considerably ?ne spatial resolution. ERS 1 and its sister system ERS 2 (launch 1995) were primarily designed for ocean app- cations, but soon the focus of attention turned to onshore mapping. Examples for typical applications are land cover classi?cation also in tropical zones and mo- toring of glaciers or urban growth. In parallel, international Space Shuttle Missions dedicated to radar remote sensing were conducted starting already in the 1980s. The most prominent were the SIR-C/X-SAR mission focussing on the investigation of multi-frequency and multi-polarization SAR data and the famous Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Data acquired during the latter enabled to derive a DEM of almost global coverage by means of SAR Interferometry. It is indispe- ableeventodayandformanyregionsthebestelevationmodelavailable. Differential SAR Interferometry based on time series of imagery of the ERS satellites and their successor Envisat became an important and unique technique for surface defor- tion monitoring. The spatial resolution of those devices is in the order of some tens of meters.

Comprehensive Remote Sensing

Comprehensive Remote Sensing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 3134
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN: 0128032219
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Remote Sensing Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive Remote Sensing covers all aspects of the topic, with each volume edited by well-known scientists and contributed to by frontier researchers. It is a comprehensive resource that will benefit both students and researchers who want to further their understanding in this discipline. The field of remote sensing has quadrupled in size in the past two decades, and increasingly draws in individuals working in a diverse set of disciplines ranging from geographers, oceanographers, and meteorologists, to physicists and computer scientists. Researchers from a variety of backgrounds are now accessing remote sensing data, creating an urgent need for a one-stop reference work that can comprehensively document the development of remote sensing, from the basic principles, modeling and practical algorithms, to various applications. Fully comprehensive coverage of this rapidly growing discipline, giving readers a detailed overview of all aspects of Remote Sensing principles and applications Contains ‘Layered content’, with each article beginning with the basics and then moving on to more complex concepts Ideal for advanced undergraduates and academic researchers Includes case studies that illustrate the practical application of remote sensing principles, further enhancing understanding

Synthetic Aperture Radar Polarimetry

Synthetic Aperture Radar Polarimetry
Author: Jakob J. van Zyl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-10-14
ISBN: 1118116097
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synthetic Aperture Radar Polarimetry Book Excerpt:

This book describes the application of polarimetric syntheticaperture radar to earth remote sensing based on research at theNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This book synthesizes allcurrent research to provide practical information for both thenewcomer and the expert in radar polarimetry. Thetext offers a concise description of the mathematicalfundamentals illustrated with many examples using SAR data, with amain focus on remote sensing of the earth. The book begins with basics of synthetic aperture radar toprovide the basis for understanding how polarimetric SAR images areformed and gives an introduction to the fundamentals of radarpolarimetry. It goes on to discuss more advanced polarimetricconcepts that allow one to infer more information about the terrainbeing imaged. In order to analyze data quantitatively, the signalsmust be calibrated carefully, which the book addresses in achapter summarizing the basic calibration algorithms. The bookconcludes with examples of applying polarimetric analysis toscattering from rough surfaces, to infer soil moisture from radarsignals.

Remote Sensing Physics

Remote Sensing Physics
Author: Rick Chapman,Richard Gasparovic
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 1119669073
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing Physics Book Excerpt:

An introduction to the physical principles underlying Earth remote sensing. The development of spaceborne remote sensing technology has led to a new understanding of the complexity of our planet by allowing us to observe Earth and its environments on spatial and temporal scales that are unavailable to terrestrial sensors. Remote Sensing Physics: An Introduction to Observing Earth from Space is a graduate-level text that examines the underlying physical principles and techniques used to make remote measurements, along with the algorithms used to extract geophysical information from those measurements. Volume highlights include: Basis for Earth remote sensing including ocean, land, and atmosphere Description of satellite orbits relevant for Earth observations Physics of passive sensing, including infrared, optical and microwave imagers Physics of active sensing, including radars and lidars Overview of current and future Earth observation missions Compendium of resources including an extensive bibliography Sample problem sets and answers available to instructors The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar

Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar
Author: Harold Mott
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2006-12-05
ISBN: 0470079800
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar Book Excerpt:

Discover the principles and techniques of remote sensing with polarimetric radar This book presents the principles central to understanding polarized wave transmission, scattering, and reception in communication systems and polarimetric and non-polarimetric radar. Readers gain new insight into the methods for remotely gathering data about the earth's surface and atmosphere with polarimetric synthetic-aperture radar and polarimetric interferometry, including the changes that take place with seasons, floods, earthquakes, and other natural phenomena. In particular, with the book's focus on polarimetric radars, readers discover how to exploit the many special features of these systems, which provide the maximum amount of information that can be obtained remotely with radar. Introductory-level coverage of electromagnetic wave propagation, antennas, radar and synthetic aperture radar, probability and random processes, and radar interferometry serves as a foundation for advancing to more complex material. A more advanced mathematical and technical treatment enables readers to fully grasp polarized wave transmission, propagation, and reception in communication systems and polarimetric-radar remote sensing. Readers will discover much new material in this text, including: Distinguishing between coherently-measured and incoherently-measured target matrices for power, recognizing that the two matrix types are not equivalent in representing targets Removing unpolarized components from the scattered wave and deriving a target matrix for classification from the resulting coherently-scattered wave Selecting an antenna polarization to maximize the contrast between desired and undesired depolarizing targets Problems ranging in complexity from introductory to challenging are presented throughout the text. Engineers will find this an ideal reference to help them fully utilize the powerful capabilities of polarimetric radar. It will also help agronomists, geographers, meteorologists, and other scientists who use remotely obtained data about the earth to evaluate procedures and better interpret the data. The book can also be tailored to both undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing, and recommendations are given for text material suitable for such courses.

Radar Remote Sensing

Radar Remote Sensing
Author: G. P. De Loor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aerial photogrammetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Remote Sensing Image Fusion

Remote Sensing Image Fusion
Author: Christine Pohl,John van Genderen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 1498730035
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing Image Fusion Book Excerpt:

Remote Sensing Image Fusion: A Practical Guide gives an introduction to remote sensing image fusion providing an overview on the sensors and applications. It describes data selection, application requirements and the choice of a suitable image fusion technique. It comprises a diverse selection of successful image fusion cases that are relevant to other users and other areas of interest around the world. The book helps newcomers to obtain a quick start into the practical value and benefits of multi-sensor image fusion. Experts will find this book useful to obtain an overview on the state of the art and understand current constraints that need to be solved in future research efforts. For industry professionals the book can be a great introduction and basis to understand multisensor remote sensing image exploitation and the development of commercialized image fusion software from a practical perspective. The book concludes with a chapter on current trends and future developments in remote sensing image fusion. Along with the book, RSIF website provides additional up-to-date information in the field.

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Mechanism for Oil Spills

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Mechanism for Oil Spills
Author: Maged Marghany
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2019-08-21
ISBN: 0128181125
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Mechanism for Oil Spills Book Excerpt:

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Mechanism for Oil Spills delivers the critical tool needed to understand the latest technology in radar imaging of oil spills, particularly microwave radar as a main source to understand analysis and applications in the field of marine pollution. Filling the gap between modern physics quantum theory and applications of radar imaging of oil spills, this reference is packed with technical details associated with the potentiality of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and the key methods used to extract the value-added information necessary, such as location, size, perimeter and chemical details of the oil slick from SAR measurements. Rounding out with practical simulation trajectory movements of oil spills using radar images, this book brings an effective new source of technology and applications for today’s oil and marine pollution engineers. Bridges the gap between theory and application of the techniques involving oil spill monitoring Helps readers understand a new approach to four-dimensional automatic detection Provides advanced knowledge on image processing based on intelligent learning machine algorithms and new techniques for detection, such as quantum and multi-objective algorithms

Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Remote Sensing in Archaeology
Author: James R. Wiseman,Farouk El-Baz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN: 038744453X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing in Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Archaeology has been transformed by technology that allows one to ‘see’ below the surface of the earth. This work illustrates the uses of advanced technology in archaeological investigation. It deals with hand-held instruments that probe the subsurface of the earth to unveil layering and associated sites; underwater exploration and photography of submerged sites and artifacts; and the utilization of imaging from aircraft and spacecraft to reveal the regional setting of archaeological sites and to assist in cultural resource management.