Interpreting Aerial Photographs to Identify Natural Hazards

Interpreting Aerial Photographs to Identify Natural Hazards

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 11 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Authored by a world-renowned aerial photography and remote sensing expert, Geographic Aerial Photography: Identifying Earth-Surface Hazards Through Image Interpretation is the most practical and authoritative reference available for any professional or student looking for a reference on how to recognize, analyze, interpret and avoid - or successfully plan for - dangerous contingencies.

Whether they are related to natural terrain, geology, vegetation, hydrology or land use patterns - it's critical for you to be able to recognize dangerous conditions when and where they exist. Failure to adequately recognize and characterize geomorphic, geologic, and hydrologic dangers on the ground using aerial photography is one of the major factors contributing to due to natural hazards and disasters, damage to architectural structures, and often the subsequent loss of human life as a result. Aerial photographs provide one of the most prevalent, inexpensive and under-utilized tools to those with the knowledge and expertise to interpret them.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Amsterdam, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, black & white tables, figures
  • 0124200184
  • 9780124200180

Table of contents

Part 1. Establishing Baselines - Look for the Butterfly

Chapter 1 Getting Started Chapter 2 More About Photographs than You Ever Cared to Know Chapter 3 Textural Information Chapter 4 Color Information

Part 2. Recognizing Hazards on the Ground

Chapter 5 Dangers from Earthquakes and Faults Chapter 6 Dangers from Landslides Chapter 7 Dangers from Floods Chapter 8 Dangers from Ground Subsidence

Part 3 Spectral Ranges Beyond Visible

Chapter 9 The Ultraviolet Region Chapter 10 The Near Infrared Region Chapter 11 The Thermal Infrared Region Chapter 12 The Microwave Chapter 13 Obtaining Aerial Photographs
show more

Review quote

"...the most practical and authoritative reference available for any professional or student looking for a reference on how to recognise, analyse, interpret and avoid - or successfully plan for - dangerous contingencies...Aerial photographs provide one of the most prevalent, inexpensive and under-utilised tools to those with the knowledge and expertise to interpret them." --GeoQ, March 2014

"This guide describes the interpretation of aerial photos to identify natural hazards on the ground. It explains how to use the sun to illuminate targets, read an aerial photo, make accurate measurements on these photos and understand three-dimensional viewing, read textural information like stream patterns and gully analysis, and read color information. It goes on to detail how to recognize dangers from earthquakes and faults, landslides, floods, and ground subsidence;..." --ProtoView.com, February 2014
show more