Remote Sensing for Environmental Sciences

  • Erwin Schanda

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. A. E. Salerno
    Pages 11-83
  3. P. W. Schaper
    Pages 84-109
  4. R. T. H. Collis, P. B. Russell
    Pages 110-146
  5. G. P. de Loor
    Pages 147-186
  6. E. Schanda
    Pages 187-256
  7. D. J. Creasey
    Pages 277-303
  8. Ph. Hartl
    Pages 304-350
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 351-370

About this book


The public's serious concern about the uncertainties and dangers of the conse­ quences of human activities on environmental quality demands policies to control the situation and to prevent its deterioration. But far-reaching decisions on the environmental policy are impaired or even made impossible as long as the relevant ecological relations are not sufficiently understood and large-scale quantitative information on the most important parameters is not available in sufficient quality and quantity. The techniques of remote sensing offer new ways of procuring data on natural phenomena with three main advantages - the large distance between sensor and object prevents interference with the environmental conditions to be measured, - the potentiality for large-scale and even global surveys yields a new dimension for the investigations of the environmental parameters, - the extremely wide, spectral range covered by the whole diversity of sensors discloses many properties of the environmental media not detectable within a single wave band (as e.g. the visible). These significant additions to the conventional methods of environmental studies and the particular qualification of several remote sensing methods for quantitative determination of the natural parameters makes this new investigation technique an important tool both to the scientists studying the ecological relationship and the administration in charge of the environmental planning and protection.


environment environmental policy environmental science environmental sciences remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Erwin Schanda
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität BernBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66238-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66236-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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