Coastal Environments: Remote Sensing

Authored by: Yeqiao Wang

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
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As coastal environments around the world continue to face unprecedented natural and anthropogenic threats, recent developments in remote sensing science and technologies have profoundly enhanced monitoring capabilities in coastal studies. Providing systematic treatment of key developments, this entry presents a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art technology in this technically complex arena. The text illustrates the latest developments in active remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, high spatial resolution remote sensing, and integration of remote sensing and in situ data, and provides a snapshot of a wide range of remote sensing applications in coastal issues.

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