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Coral Reef Remote Sensing

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Section I Visible and Infrared 1 Visible and Infrared Overview 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Physical and Technical Principles 1.3 Image Processing 1.4 Future Directions Suggested Reading References 2 Photography Applications 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Photography of Coral Reefs 2.3 Photography Analysis and Classification Techniques 2.4 Example Applications of Photography 2.5 Conclusions and Future Directions Suggested Reading References 3 Multispectral Applications 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Multispectral Analysis and Classification 3.3 Example Applications 3.4 Conclusions and Future Directions Suggested Reading References 4 Hyperspectral Applications 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Hyperspectral Planning and Preprocessing 4.3 Hyperspectral Algorithms 4.4 Conclusions Suggested Reading References Section II LiDAR 5 LiDAR Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Physical Principles 5.3 Image Products and Environmental Variables 5.4 Processing and Validation Requirements Suggested Reading References 6 LiDAR Applications 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Example LiDAR Applications 6.3 Future Directions in LiDAR 6.4 Conclusion Suggested Reading References 7 Integrated LiDAR and Hyperspectral 7.1 Introduction 7.2 LiDAR/Hyperspectral Processing 7.3 Applications of LiDAR/Hyperspectral Fusion 7.4 Summary and Discussion Suggested Reading References Section III Acoustic 8 Acoustic Methods Overview 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Physical and Technical Principles 8.3 Applications of Acoustics 8.4 Conclusion Suggested Reading References 9 Acoustic Applications 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Applications 9.3 State of the Science and Future Directions Suggested Reading References 10 Deep Acoustic Applications 10.1 Introduction 10.2 History of Mapping Cold-Water Coral Habitats 10.3 Cold-Water Coral Mapping Example 10.4 Conclusions and Recommendations Suggested Reading References Section IV Thermal and Radar 11 Thermal and Radar Overview 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Thermal Overview 11.3 Radar Overview 11.4 Conclusion Suggested Reading References 12 Thermal Applications 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Thermal Data Products and Analysis 12.3 Example Thermal Applications 12.4 Future Directions Suggested ReadingReferences 13 Radar Applications 13.1 Introduction 13.2 HF Ocean Radar 13.3 VHF High Resolution Radar 13.4 Synthetic Aperture Radar 13.5 Scatterometers 13.6 X-band Wave Radars 13.7 Conclusions and Future Directions Suggested Reading References Section V Effective Use of Remote Sensing in Science and Management 14 Validation 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Sampling Design and Accuracy Measures 14.3 Validation Literature Review 14.4 Conclusions and Recommendations Suggested Reading References 15 Science and Management 15.1 Introduction 15.2 Research and Management Needs 15.3 Example Applications 15.4 Conclusions and Recommendations Suggested Reading References Index


From the Foreword: "This remarkable book, Coral Reef Remote Sensing: A Guide for Mapping, Monitoring and Management, for the first time documents the full range of remote sensing systems, methodologies and measurement capabilities essential to understanding more fully the status and changes over time of coral reefs globally. Such information is essential and provides the foundation for policy development and for implementing management strategies to protect these critically endangered ecosystems. ... Included here is an overview of technologies for reef mapping, technical information useful for scientists and other research and policy development experts, ideas for application of remote sensing to resolve questions, and thoughts about future remote sensing technologies and their applications. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to scientists, students, managers, remote sensing specialists and anyone who would like to be inspired by the ingenious new ways that have been developed and are being applied to solve one of the world's greatest challenges: how to take care of the ocean that takes care of us." Sylvia A. Earle National Geographic Explorer in Residence Founder, Mission Blue

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