Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS Applications in Earth and Environmental Studies

Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS Applications in Earth and Environmental Studies

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Environment & Agriculture for 2019.

Abhisek Santra (Haldia Institute of Technology, India) and Shreyashi Santra Mitra (Haldia Institute of Technology, India)
Release Date: November, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 335
ISBN13: 9781522518143|ISBN10: 1522518142|EISBN13: 9781522518150|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1814-3


Emerging technologies have enhanced the various uses of geographic information systems. This allows for more effective analysis of available data to optimize resources and promote sustainability.

Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS Applications in Earth and Environmental Studies is a critical reference source for the latest research on innovative methods for analyzing geographic data and utilizing sensor technologies for environmental monitoring. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as land use, geospatial analysis, image interpretation, and site-suitability analysis, this book is ideally designed for engineers, professionals, practitioners, upper-level students, and academics actively involved in the various areas of environmental sciences.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Debris Flow Modelling
  • Geochemical Studies
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Image Interpretation
  • Land Surface Temperature Estimation
  • Land Use
  • Natural Disaster Damage Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Site-Suitability Analysis

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Abhisek Santra is an Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the Department of Civil Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology. He is the founder coordinator of Geoinformatics Cell in the same institute. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS. He has published more than 15 research articles in reputed peer reviewed journals and proceedings of national and international repute. He has also published one book and one book chapter in his field of expertise. Presently, Dr. Santra is in the editorial board member of three international journals and an active evaluator of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India funded research projects. His research areas of interest are environmental modeling, calibration and validation of earth observation data, thermal remote sensing and urban utility mapping. He is currently engaged in several government funded projects.