Remote Sensing of Coastal Aquatic Environments

Technologies, Techniques and Applications

  • Richard L. Miller
  • Carlos E. Del Castillo
  • Brent A. Mckee

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. J. Ronald V. Zaneveld, Michael J. Twardowski, Andrew Barnard, Marlon R. Lewis
    Pages 1-20
  3. Christopher W. Brown, Laurence N. Connor, John L. Lillibridge, Nicholas R. Nalli, Richard V. Legeckis
    Pages 21-50
  4. Jeffrey S. Myers, Richard L. Miller
    Pages 51-67
  5. Michael S. Twardowski, Marlon R. Lewis, Andrew H. Barnard, J. Ronald V. Zaneveld
    Pages 69-100
  6. Frank E. Muller-Karger, Chuanmin Hu, Serge Andréfouët, Ramón Varela, Robert Thunell
    Pages 101-127
  7. Eurico J. D'sa, Richard L. Miller
    Pages 129-155
  8. Carlos E. Del Castillo
    Pages 157-180
  9. Zhongping Lee, Kendall L. Carder
    Pages 181-204
  10. Habtom Ressom, Richard L. Miller, Padma Natarajan, Wayne H. Slade
    Pages 205-227
  11. John R. Moisan, Arthur J. Miller, Emanuele Di Lorenzo, John Wilkin
    Pages 229-257
  12. Richard L. Miller, Brent A. Mckee, Eurico J. D'sa
    Pages 259-276
  13. Richard P. Stumpf, Michelle C. Tomlinson
    Pages 277-296
  14. Serge Andréfouët, Eric J. Hochberg, Christophe Chevillon, Frank E. Muller-Karger, John C. Brock, Chuanmin Hu
    Pages 297-315
  15. Robert A. Arnone, Arthur R. Parsons
    Pages 317-337
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 339-346

About this book


Coastal waters are important ecological systems and vital assets for many nations. Coastal waters are also complex, dynamic environments where a vast array of coupled biological, chemical, geological, and physical processes occurs over multiple time and space scales. The optical environment of coastal waters is particularly complex. There is considerable interest in studying coastal waters to gain a better understanding of earth system processes for climatic change research or environmental factors for management decisions. Consequently, there is a need for robust, effective technologies and methods for studying these important complex environments.

Remote sensing from aircraft and space-based platforms offers unique large-scale synoptic data to address the intricate nature of coastal waters. However, many researchers wishing to apply remote sensing to a dynamic coastal environment are faced with the challenge of learning a technology laden with new and often confusing terminology, data, and methods of processing and analysis. To gain an adequate understanding of remote sensing generally involves scouring countless technical manuals, reports, and scientific papers. Hence the major goal of writing this work was to produce a comprehensive resource for those involved in various studies of coastal aquatic environments. With its primary focus on optical remote sensing using passive instruments, the editors have indeed succeeded in creating a book the scientific community has been waiting for.


Coast Earth System Ocean Sediment aquatic coastal environments biological climate change coral reef coral reefs environment environmental management estuary reefs remote sensing satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard L. Miller
    • 1
  • Carlos E. Del Castillo
    • 1
  • Brent A. Mckee
    • 2
  1. 1.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEarth Science Applications Directorate, Stennis Space CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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