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Earth Observation for Land and Emergency Monitoring


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List of Contributors vii

Preface xi

1 Earth Observation for Land and Emergency Monitoring Core Services 1
Heiko Balzter Part I Forest Monitoring 5 2 Methodology for Regional to Global Mapping of Aboveground Forest Biomass: Integrating Forest Allometry, Ground Plots, and Satellite Observations 7
P. Rodriguez-Veiga, S. Saatchi, J. Wheeler, K. Tansey and Heiko Balzter 3 Remote Sensing for Aboveground Biomass Estimation in Boreal Forests 33
M.A. StelmaszczukA ]Gorska, C.J. Thiel and C.C. Schmullius 4 Forest Mapping of the Congo Basin using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 57
J. Wheeler, P. Rodriguez-Veiga, Heiko Balzter, K. Tansey and N.J. Tate Part II Land Cover and Land Cover Change Monitoring 75 5 MultiA ]Frequency SAR Applications for Land Cover Classification Within Copernicus Downstream Services 77
B.F. Spies, A. Lamb and Heiko Balzter 6 Unsupervised Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection with Integrated Pixel and Object Based Approaches for High Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery 101
S. Shrestha, C. Smith and Z. Bochenek 7 Earth Observation Land Data Assimilation System (EOA ]LDAS) Regularization Constraints over Barrax Site 117
M. Chernetskiy, N. Gobron, J. GomezA ]Dans, P. Lewis and C.C. Schmullius Part III Coastal Zone and Freshwater Monitoring 141 8 SARA ]Based EO of Salt Marsh Habitats in Support of Integrated Coastal Zone Management 143
S.J. van Beijma, A. Comber and A. Lamb 9 A Framework for Lakeshore Vegetation Assessment Using Field Spectroscopy and Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery 159
D. Stratoulias, I. Keramitsoglou, P. Burai, L. Csaba, A. Zlinszky, V.R. Toth and Heiko Balzter 10 Copernicus Framework for Monitoring Lake Balaton Phytoplankton 173
S.C.J. Palmer, A. Zlinszky, Heiko Balzter, V. NicolasA ]Perea and V.R. Toth Part IV Land Deformation Mapping and Humanitarian Crisis Response 193 11 InSAR Techniques for Land Deformation Monitoring 195
P. Kourkouli, U. Wegmuller, A. Wiesmann and K. Tansey 12 Mapping Land Surface Displacements in the Swiss Alps with Radar Interferometry 209
J. Papke, T. Strozzi and N.J. Tate 13 Sample Supervised SearchA ]Centric Approaches in Geographic ObjectA ]Based Image Analysis: Concepts, State of the Art and a Future Outlook 223
C. Fourie and E. Schoepfer Part V Earth Observation for Climate Adaptation 245 14 Remote Sensing of Wetland Dynamics as Indicators of Water Availability in SemiA ]Arid Africa 247
L. Moser, A. Schmitt, S. Voigt and E. Schoepfer 15 Satellite Derived Information for Drought Detection and Estimation of Water Balance 285
M. Ofwono, K. DabrowskaA ]Zielinska, J. Kaduk and V. Nicolas-Perea 16 Conclusions 301
Heiko Balzter

Index 305

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Heiko Balzter is Professor of Physical Geography and Director of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research at the University of Leicester, UK.

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