Remote sensing sensors and applications in environmental resources mapping and modeling

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Abstract

The history of remote sensing and development of different sensors for environmental and natural resources mapping and data acquisition is reviewed and reported. Application examples in urban studies, hydrological modeling such as land-cover and floodplain mapping, fractional vegetation cover and impervious surface area mapping, surface energy flux and micro-topography correlation studies is discussed. The review also discusses the use of remotely sensed-based rainfall and potential evapotranspiration for estimating crop water requirement satisfaction index and hence provides early warning information for growers. The review is not an exhaustive application of the remote sensing techniques rather a summary of some important applications in environmental studies and modeling.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Remote sensing sensors and applications in environmental resources mapping and modeling
Series title Sensors
DOI 10.3390/s7123209
Volume 7
Issue 12
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher MDPI
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 33 p.
First page 3209
Last page 3241
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N