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Mapping Hazardous Terrain using Remote Sensing

Product Code: SP283
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by R M Teeuw
Publication Date: 07 August 2007
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The dangers that we face from geohazards appear to be getting worse, especially with the impact of increasing population and global climate change. This collection of papers illustrates how remote sensing technologies - measuring, mapping and monitoring the Earth’s surface from aircraft or satellites - can help us to rapidly detect and better manage geohazards. The hazardous terrains examined include areas of landslides, flooding, erosion, contaminated land, shrink-swell clays, subsidence, seismic activity and volcanic landforms. Key aspects of remote sensing are introduced, making this a book that can easily be read by those who are unfamiliar with remote sensing. The featured remote sensing systems include aerial photography and photogrammetry, thermal scanning, hyperspectral sensors, airborne laser altimetry (LiDAR), radar interferometry and multispectral satellites (Landsat, ASTER). Related technologies and methodologies, such as the processing of Digital Elevation Models and data analysis using Geographical Information Systems, are also discussed.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-229-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-229-8
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 184
Weight: 0.78 kg


Introducing the remote sensing of hazardous terrain, R M Teeuw • Mapping volcanic terrain using high-resolution and 3D satellite remote sensing, M Kervyn, F Kervyn, R Goossens, S K Rowland and G G J Ernst • Comparison and validation of Airborne Thematic Mapper thermal imagery using ground-based temperature data for Grímsvötn caldera, Vatnajökull, Iceland, S F Stewart, H Pinkerton, G A Blackburn and M T Gudmundsson • Developments in synthetic aperture radar interferometry for monitoring geohazards, M Riedmann and M Haynes • Aerial photography and digital photogrammetry for landslide monitoring, J Walstra, J H Chandler, N Dixon and T A Dijkstra • Geomorphology and urban geology of Bukavu (R. D. Congo): interaction between slope instability and human settlement, P Trefois, J Moeyersons, J Lavreau, D Alimasi, I Badryio, B Mitima, M Mundala, D O Munganga and L Nahimana • Landslide susceptibility assessment for St Thomas, Jamaica, using geographical information system and remote sensing methods, S Miller, N Harris, L Williams and S Bhalai • Applications of remote sensing for geohazard mapping in coastal and riverine environments, R M Teeuw • Application of hyperspectral remote sensing data in the monitoring of the environmental impact of hazardous waste derived from abandoned mine sites, G Ferrier, B Rumsby and R Pope • Detection and mapping of shrink-swell clays in SW France, using ASTER imagery, A Bourguignon, G Delpont, S Chevrel and S Chabrillat • Remote sensing of onshore hydrocarbon seepage: problems and solutions, H M A van der Werff, M F Noomen, M van der Meijde and F D van der Meer • Remote sensing for terrain analysis of linear infrastructure projects, J Manning • Mapping remote areas using SRTM and ASTER digital elevation model data: a solution to orientation problems, I Dowman and P Balan • Space technology for disaster management: data access and its place in the community, M E Andrews Deller


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