With nearly ten years since publication of the Second Edition of Remote Sensing - Models and Methods for Image Processing , the Third Edition provides a needed and comprehensive update.
The changes include:
• Sensor updates, including the NASA satellites Terra, Aqua, and EO-1, and the commercial satellites IKONOS, OrbView, and Quickbird, with many new image examples
• Research literature updates for all topics
• New and expanded sections on
• sensor spatial response modeling and measurement
• MTF correction
• atmospheric correction
• multispectral fusion
• noise reduction techniques
• 32 color plates, including more than 20 new to this edition, over fifteen new exercises, over forty new figures, and twenty revised figures
• Many improvements to the text and figures for improved teaching and understanding
The style of the Second Edition was retained throughout, but a new wider format permitted reorganization and rearrangement of many figures to better present concepts.
In preparing the Third Edition, I was struck (but perhaps really shouldn’t have been) by two things. One is the continuing and even accelerating increase in the number of operating sensors from an expanding number of countries. In a practical sense, it was quite difficult to fit all the desired contemporary information into Fig. 1-1, and yet the figure is woefully incomplete in representing the systems currently available for remote sensing of the earth and its environment. Some anticipated future systems, such as the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), were deliberately excluded as their specifications may still change before launch.