Photography applications

Edited by: James A. GoodmanSamuel J. Purkis, and Stuart R. Phinn



Photographic imaging is the oldest form of remote sensing used in coral reef studies. This chapter briefly explores the history of photography from the 1850s to the present, and delves into its application for coral reef research. The investigation focuses on both photographs collected from low-altitude fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, and those collected from space by astronauts. Different types of classification and analysis techniques are discussed, and several case studies are presented as examples of the broad use of photographs as a tool in coral reef research.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Photography applications
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9292-2_2
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Publisher location Dordrecht
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 21 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Coral reef remote sensing: a guide for mapping, monitoring and management
First page 29
Last page 49
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