Synopses & Reviews
The most comprehensive description of the physical foundations of methods and instruments in the fields of passive remote sensing applied to investigations of the Earth, Solar system bodies and space. Emphasis is placed on the physical aspects necessary to judge the possibilities and limitations of passive remote sensing methods in specific observation cases. Numerous practical applications and illustrations are given referring to airspace up-to-date experiments. Due to the lack in traditional separation on methods and instruments of remote sensing of the Earth and outerterrestrial space this book aims to supply more information in this field.
From the reviews: "This book provides a numerically rigorous treatment of passive microwave remote sensing, intended to be accessible to advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers. ... It is undoubtedly the best one-stop standard reference book currently available for anyone interested in passive microwave remote sensing ... . this book is a welcome addition to the remote sensing literature. ... it can be thoroughly recommended as a reference text for university libraries or remote sensing laboratories." (Meredith Williams, Geomatics World, Vol. 13 (1), November/December, 2004)
Table of Contents
Scientific and applied rationales of remote sensing study - Spectral regions of electromagnetic waves.- Random (noise) signals and fields.- Noise signal measurements.- Thermal fluctuations.- Main characteristics of the emission field - Spectral intensity and flow.- Black-body and non-black-body radiations.- Physical models by calculation of radioemission of grey bodies.- Dielectric and emissive characteristics of terrestrial and planetary surfaces.- Foundations of radiation transfer.- Radiation transfer in diepersed media.- Selective radiation.- Emission of the atmosphere-surface system.- Inversion problems for passive microwave.- Passive microwave air-space missions.