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Land Surface Remote Sensing

Environment and Risks

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

ISBN: 9781785481055

Publication Date: October 2016   Hardback   384 pp.

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Spatial observation is an essential tool for the surveillance and tracking of climatic and anthropogenic changes and effects on the environment.
This volume presents several major applications of remote sensing to the environment and to risk: monitoring of desertification, deforestation and wildfires, characterization of industrial plume, monitoring the deformations of the Earth’s surface and geomorphic processes, remote sensing applications in the mining environment, radar imaging’s strong potential for volcanology and the study of urban and mining subsidence, the contribution of remote sensing to locust management and the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
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 remote sensing applied to the environment and to risks.
Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data.


1. Drylands and Desertification, Richard Escadafal.
2. Remote Sensing and Measuring Deforestation, Lilian Blanc, Valery Gond and Dinh Ho Tong Minh.
3. Remote Sensing of Wild fires, Brigitte Leblon, Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez and Martin Kong.
4. Characterization of Industrial Plumes, Pierre-Yves Foucher and Xavier Briottet.
5. Monitoring of Earth Surface Motion and Geomorphologic Processes by Optical Image Correlation, André Stumpf, Jean-Philippe Malet, Anne Puissant and Julien Travelletti.
6. Application of Optical Remote Sensing for Monitoring Environmental Impacts of Mining: From Exploitation to Postmining, Stéphane Chevrel and Anne Bourguignon.
7. The Contribution of SAR Data toVolcanology and Subsidence Studies, Virginie Pinel and Daniel Raucoules.
8. Applications of Remote Sensing to Locust Management, Alexandre Latchininsky, Cyril Piou, Alex Franc and Valérie Soti.
9. Applications of Remote Sensing to the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases: Some Examples, Annelise Tran, Daouda Kassié and Vincent Herbreteau.

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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