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Optical Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces

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Edited by Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

ISBN: 9781785481024

Publication Date: September 2016   Hardback   388 pp.

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The considerable progress in instrumentation and in the development of methods for the processing and analysis of data places remote sensing at the center of various international programs for the surveillance and tracking of climatic and anthropogenic changes and effects on the environment.
This volume presents optical imaging and LiDAR systems: their instrumentation, physics of measurement, processing methods and data analysis. The estimation of a digital terrain model based on optical images and LiDAR data is also discussed.
This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and scientists, specialists in Earth observation techniques and imaging systems.
Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data.


1. Radiometry in the Optical Domain, Xavier Briottet.
2. Multispectral Satellite Image Processing, Kenji Ose, Thomas Corpetti and Laurent Demagistri.
3. Digital Terrain Models from Optical Images, Jean-Marc Delvit and Julien Michel.
4. Processing Hyperspectral Images, Xavier Ceamanos and Silvia Valero.
5. Principle and Physics of the LiDAR Measurement, Patrick Chazette, Julien Totems, Laurent Hespel and Jean-Stéphane Bailly.
6. Airborne LiDAR Data Processing, Clément Mallet, Nesrine Chehata and Jean-Stéphane Bailly.
7. Digital Terrain Models Derived from Airborne LiDAR Data, Clément Mallet and Nicolas David.

About the Authors

Nicolas Baghdadi is Research Director at IRSTEA in France. He is currently the scientific director of the French Land Data Centre (Theia).
Mehrez Zribi is Research Director at CNRS in France. He is currently active at CESBIO in Toulouse where he is also responsible for the team of observation systems.


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