Remote sensing: Fundamentals, types and monitoring applications of environmental consequences of war

Dhari Al Ajmi*, ud din Saif ud din

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Abstract

The chapter deals with the fundamentals of remote sensing, basic principle of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with the earth, atmosphere and surface materials. The types of sensors, digital data formats, basic image processing techniques, including image enhancement techniques and classification methods are explained in details. Besides the image processing techniques, applications of remote sensing in Kuwait are presented in a section on applications, that include techniques for mapping subsidence in oil fields, estimation of recharge to shallow aquifers and freshwater lenses, calibration of satellite precipitation data and mapping of hydrocarbon contamination using land surface temperature estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Environmental Chemistry, Volume 3: Anthropogenic Compounds
Pages41-123
Number of pages83
Volume3 U
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameHandbook of Environmental Chemistry, Volume 3: Anthropogenic Compounds
Volume3 U
ISSN (Print)14336847

Keywords

  • EMR
  • Hydrocarbon pollution
  • Image enhancement
  • Interferometry
  • LST
  • TRMM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry

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