Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches by Brian D. Wardlow,Martha C. Anderson,James P. Verdin

By Brian D. Wardlow,Martha C. Anderson,James P. Verdin

Remote Sensing of Drought: cutting edge tracking Approaches provides rising distant sensing-based instruments and strategies that may be utilized to operational drought tracking and early caution around the globe. the 1st e-book to target distant sensing and drought tracking, it brings jointly a wealth of data that has been scattered during the literature and throughout many disciplines. that includes contributions by means of best scientists, it assembles a cross-section of worldwide acceptable thoughts which are presently operational or have strength to be operational within the close to future.

The e-book explores quite a number functions for tracking 4 severe elements of the hydrological cycle regarding drought: plants wellbeing and fitness, evapotranspiration, soil moisture and groundwater, and precipitation. those functions use remotely sensed optical, thermal, microwave, radar, and gravity info from tools resembling AMSR-E, is going, GRACE, MERIS, MODIS, and Landsat and enforce a number of complicated modeling and information assimilation thoughts. Examples express how one can combine this data into regimen drought items. The publication additionally examines the position of satellite tv for pc distant sensing inside of conventional drought tracking, in addition to present demanding situations and destiny prospects.

Improving drought tracking is changing into more and more vital in addressing quite a lot of societal concerns, from nutrition protection and water shortage to human overall healthiness, environment prone, and effort creation. This distinctive e-book surveys cutting edge distant sensing techniques to supply you with new views on large-area drought tracking and early warning.

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