Remote Sensing for Site Characterization

  • Friedrich Kuehn
  • Trude V. V. King
  • Bernhard Hoerig
  • Douglas C. Peters

Part of the Methods in Environmental Geology book series (METHENVIRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Friedrich Kuehn
    Pages 1-3
  3. Bernhard Hoerig, Friedrich Kuehn
    Pages 5-8
  4. Friedrich Kuehn, Bernhard Hoerig
    Pages 9-31
  5. Friedrich Kuehn, Bernhard Hoerig
    Pages 33-58
  6. Trude V. V. King, Roger N. Clark
    Pages 59-62
  7. Friedrich Kuehn
    Pages 63-185
  8. Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
    Pages 187-188
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 189-211

About this book


This volume, Remote Sensing for Site Characterization, describes the feasibility of aircraft- and satellite-based methods of revealing environmental-geological problems. A balanced ratio between explanations of the methodological/technical side and presentations of case studies is maintained. The comparison of case studies from North America and Germany show how the respective territorial conditions lead to distinct methodological approaches. The dissimilarities in population density alone and the often considerable differences in the distances between the waste disposal areas, the settlements, and the groundwater-protected areas necessitate a diversified "methods" approach. Case studies demonstrate the combination of aerial photo interpretation and thermal remote sensing for locating hidden waste disposal sites (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee), the application of satellite and hyperspectral airborne remote sensing to characterize mine tailing and its impact on its vicinity (Summitville, Cripple Creek, Colorado and Goldfield, Nevada), and the use of satellite and airborne data for characterizing mining and tailing sites (Sudbury, Ontario). The German case studies refer to investigations of waste disposal sites based on wartime aerial photography (Arnstadt, Thuringia) and multisensor airborne remote sensing (Schoeneiche, Brandenburg).


Fundament Geotechnical investigation Industrial waste Methodical reference book Reference book Remote sensing Waste deposits

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Kuehn
    • 1
  • Trude V. V. King
    • 2
  • Bernhard Hoerig
    • 1
  • Douglas C. Peters
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)BerlinGermany
  2. 2.U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)Denver Federal CenterDenverUSA
  3. 3.Peters GeosciencesGoldenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62951-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56978-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1438-8863
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