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The remote sensing data book /
Gareth Rees.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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xii, 262 p. : ill.
ISBN
052148040X
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
isbn
052148040X
catalogue key
2456592
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-01-01:
Like most disciplines, remote sensing communicates by means of a bewildering vocabulary laden with acronyms. To compound the difficulty, remote sensing crosses many disciplines, such as atmospheric, oceanographic, and geologic sciences, and incorporates all the terminology specific to them. Rees's book provides brief definitions of many terms and concepts commonly used in the field. Not exactly a dictionary, although the terms are arranged alphabetically, it resembles a very concise encyclopedia of remote sensing concepts. An extensive system of cross-references helps readers unsure of the exact term they need to locate. The entries cover most aspects of satellite imaging systems, from the physics of electromagnetic radiation to satellite orbital characteristics or application-specific data processing. Also included are entries on the principal space agencies, space-borne instruments, and satellite platforms. Many entries cite relevant Internet or Web addresses. Overall, a most valuable addition to all academic libraries or practitioners' personal bookshelves. D. J. Campagna; College of William and Mary
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"The treatment is concise, consistent and well cross-referenced, making it eminently easy to dip in and out of. Anyone with aspirations to having an up-to-date remote sensing library will want to have this." Geological Magazine
"The noble intent of this book is not only to document and provide information on all of the remote sensing acronyms (nonmilitary), but to provide reference data associated with remote sensing that are often disparately located....The information provided on a specific topic is quite detailed and developed with the needs of the remote sensing specialist in mind...[a] well-devised, well-written book." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
'Rees has successfully produced a dictionary-cum-encyclopedia for the specialist field of remote sensing ... While this book is an excellent starting point for newcomers to the field, it carries sufficient detail to be of use to those already familiar with earth observation and atmospheric data ... An outstanding feature is that websites have been added ... We can only hope that Rees and his publishers will produce new editions on a regular basis.' Anna Corlyon, Times Higher Education Supplement
‘Rees has successfully produced a dictionary-cum-encyclopedia for the specialist field of remote sensing … While this book is an excellent starting point for newcomers to the field, it carries sufficient detail to be of use to those already familiar with earth observation and atmospheric data … An outstanding feature is that websites have been added … We can only hope that Rees and his publishers will produce new editions on a regular basis.’Anna Corlyon, Times Higher Education Supplement
'Rees has successfully produced a dictionary-cum-encyclopedia for the specialist field of remote sensing ... While this book is an excellent starting point for newcomers to the field, it carries sufficient detail to be of use to those already familiar with earth observation and atmospheric data ... An outstanding feature is that websites have been added ... We can only hope that Rees and his publishers will produce new editions on a regular basis.'Anna Corlyon, Times Higher Education Supplement
'... excellent presentation throughout. The diagrams are of a very high standard and the text is clearly laid out ... thorough cross-referencing and websites associated with the entries are given where appropriate ... this is a very useful source book and it will be valuable both for students trying to understand the technical language associated with remote sensing and environmental scientists trying to find sources of remotely sensed data.'Zoltan Hesley, Progress in Environmental Science
‘… excellent presentation throughout. The diagrams are of a very high standard and the text is clearly laid out … thorough cross-referencing and websites associated with the entries are given where appropriate … this is a very useful source book and it will be valuable both for students trying to understand the technical language associated with remote sensing and environmental scientists trying to find sources of remotely sensed data.’Zoltan Hesley, Progress in Environmental Science
"This is an excellent text for remote sensing...a handy source of brief definitions of terms and concepts commonly encountered in the field of remote sensing." California Geology
'This seems to be the first book of its kind in English to deal so broadly and advantageously with Russian satellites and camera systems.' V. G. Prokachyova and V. F. Usachev, World Meteorological Organization Bulletin
'This seems to be the first book of its kind in English to deal so broadly and advantageously with Russian satellites and camera systems.'V. G. Prokachyova and V. F. Usachev, World Meteorological Organization Bulletin
‘This seems to be the first book of its kind in English to deal so broadly and advantageously with Russian satellites and camera systems.’V. G. Prokachyova and V. F. Usachev, World Meteorological Organization Bulletin
'... excellent presentation throughout. The diagrams are of a very high standard and the text is clearly laid out ... thorough cross-referencing and websites associated with the entries are given where appropriate ... this is a very useful source book and it will be valuable both for students trying to understand the technical language associated with remote sensing and environmental scientists trying to find sources of remotely sensed data.' Zoltan Hesley, Progress in Environmental Science
"The Remote Sensing Data Book is a refreshing;y well complied volume and in this jargon-dominated" industry is an essential addition to the shelves of every remote sensing establishment...over-all it can serve a wide audience...My overall impression is that the book has been well conceived and presented, and I will readily recommend this volume widely, While treasuring and frequently using our own copy." Pure appl. Geophys
'... a valuable addition to existing remote sensing textbooks.'H. Rott, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
‘… a valuable addition to existing remote sensing textbooks.’H. Rott, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
'... a valuable reference for the newcomer in the field of remote sensing ... as well as for the scientist and practitioner.'Journal of Geology
‘… a valuable reference for the newcomer in the field of remote sensing … as well as for the scientist and practitioner.’Journal of Geology
'... a valuable reference for the newcomer in the field of remote sensing ... as well as for the scientist and practitioner.' Journal of Geology
‘… a useful, inexpensive addition to a bookshelf which I am sure will be constantly referred to.’Robin Vaughan, International Journal of Remote Sensing
'... a valuable addition to existing remote sensing textbooks.' H. Rott, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
'... a useful, inexpensive addition to a bookshelf which I am sure will be constantly referred to.' Robin Vaughan, International Journal of Remote Sensing
'... a useful, inexpensive addition to a bookshelf which I am sure will be constantly referred to.'Robin Vaughan, International Journal of Remote Sensing
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The Remote Sensing Data Book provides a unique resource of over 700 alphabetically-arranged and cross-referenced entries on how remote sensing works, what kinds of data are available, and the large number of satellites and instruments from which the information is obtained. As well as short technical definitions, it also includes longer essays and reviews to give an overview of the subject. The data book will serve as a valuable addition to existing textbooks for students on geography, environmental and earth science courses, and will also be an essential reference for researchers at all levels.
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The Remote Sensing Data Book provides a unique resource of over 700 entries on all aspects of remote sensing for students and researchers.
Main Description
The Remote Sensing Data Book provides a unique resource of all aspects of remote sensing for the expert and non-expert alike. Organised as a dictionary, it contains over 700 alphabetically-arranged and cross-referenced entries on how remote sensing works, what kinds of data are available, and the large number of satellites and instruments from which the information is obtained. As well as short technical definitions, it also includes longer essays and reviews to give an overview of the subject. Although not a textbook in itself, the data book will serve as a valuable addition to existing textbooks for undergraduates and graduate students on geography, environmental and earth science courses that include an element of remote sensing. It will also be an essential reference for researchers and research managers at all levels using spaceborne remote sensing methods to obtain information about the earth's land, sea, ice and atmosphere.
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The Remote Sensing Data Book provides a unique and comprehensive resource of over 700 entries on all aspects of remote sensing. It will serve as a valuable addition to existing textbooks for students on geography, environmental and earth science courses, and will also be an essential reference for researchers at all levels.
Main Description
Remote sensing is used in some way by all earth and atmospheric scientists. This book provides a unique resource to all aspects of remote sensing for both the expert and nonexpert. Organized as a dictionary, it contains over 700 alphabetically-arranged and cross-referenced entries on how remote sensing works, what kinds of data are available, and the large number of satellites and instruments from which the information is obtained. As well as short technical definitions, the book also includes longer essays and reviews to give a complete overview of the subject. It will be essential for researchers and research managers at all levels using spaceborne remote sensing methods to obtain information about the earth's land, sea, ice and atmosphere. It will also serve as a valuable addition to existing textbooks for undergraduate and graduate students in geography, environmental and earth science courses that include an element of remote sensing.
Table of Contents
Preface
The Dictionary
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