Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management

Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management

Editor(s): Patrice E. Carbonneau, Hervé Piégay

Published Online: 14 AUG 2012 08:55PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470714270

Online ISBN: 9781119940791

DOI: 10.1002/9781119940791

About this Book

This book offers a comprehensive overview of progress in the general area of fluvial remote sensing with a specific focus on its potential contribution to river management. The book highlights a range of challenging issues by considering a range of spatial and temporal scales with perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The book starts with an overview of the technical progress leading to new management applications for a range of field contexts and spatial scales. Topics include colour imagery, multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imagery, video, photogrammetry and LiDAR. The book then discusses management applications such as targeted, network scale, planning, land-use change modelling at catchment scales, characterisation of channel reaches (riparian vegetation, geomorphic features) in both spatial and temporal dimensions, fish habitat assessment, flow measurement, monitoring river restoration and maintenance and, the appraisal of human perceptions of riverscapes.

Key Features:
• A specific focus on management applications in a period of increasing demands on managers to characterize river features and their evolution at different spatial scales
• An integration across all scales of imagery with a clear discussion of both ground based and airborne images
• Includes a wide-range of environmental problems
• Coverage of cutting-edge technology
• Contributions from leading researchers in the field

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 5

      Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Water Temperature in Riverine Landscapes (pages 85–113)

      Rebecca N. Handcock, Christian E. Torgersen, Keith A. Cherkauer, Alan R. Gillespie, Klement Tockner, Russel N. Faux and Jing Tan

    3. Chapter 6

      The Use of Radar Imagery in Riverine Flood Inundation Studies (pages 115–140)

      Guy J-P. Schumann, Paul. D. Bates, Giuliano Di Baldassarre and David C. Mason

    4. Chapter 7

      Airborne LiDAR Methods Applied to Riverine Environments (pages 141–161)

      Jean-Stéphane Bailly, Paul J. Kinzel, Tristan Allouis, Denis Feurer and Yann Le Coarer

    5. Chapter 8

      Hyperspatial Imagery in Riverine Environments (pages 163–191)

      Patrice E. Carbonneau, Hervé Piégay, Jérôme Lejot, Robert Dunford and Kristell Michel

    6. Chapter 11

      Biophysical Characterisation of Fluvial Corridors at Reach to Network Scales (pages 241–269)

      Hervé Piégay, Adrien Alber, J. Wesley Lauer, Anne-Julia Rollet and Elise Wiederkehr

    7. Chapter 13

      The Use of Imagery in Laboratory Experiments (pages 299–321)

      Michal Tal, Philippe Frey, Wonsuck Kim, Eric Lajeunesse, Angela Limare and François Métivier

    8. Chapter 15

      Applications of Close-Range Imagery in River Research (pages 341–366)

      Walter Bertoldi, Hervé Piégay, Thomas Buffin-Bélanger, David Graham and Stephen Rice

    9. Chapter 16

      River Monitoring with Ground-Based Videography (pages 367–383)

      Bruce J. MacVicar, Alexandre Hauet, Normand Bergeron, Laure Tougne and Imtiaz Ali

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