Robust Satellite Techniques for Natural and Man-made Hazards: Prediction, Monitoring and Damage Assessmentprovides an introduction to the Robust Satellite Techniques (RST) change detection method. This method is used to identify significant signal changes in a reliable way, even in the presence of varying disturbing conditions as they apply to natural, environmental and industrial hazards. Providing both general and specific examples for the use of RST, the book offers a variety of applications for these techniques, spanning from natural hazard detection and environmental monitoring to industrial accident and terrorist attack early identification.
Applicable to researchers, students and policy makers alike in a variety of fields, including Earth sciences, environmental monitoring, and disaster risk reduction. This book is essential for understanding advanced applications and analyses of remote sensing data.
- Introduces a unique method to reliably detect hazards
- Addresses natural, environmental and industrial hazards, all in one compact resource
- Presents concepts in plain language to aid in multidisciplinary research and includes an appendix for non-experts in remote sensing
- Includes case studies and testing datasets with RST algorithms to reinforce concepts