Drury, S. Image Interpretation in Geology

ISBN 13: 9780045500376

Image Interpretation in Geology

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This book is intended for geologists who are increas­ kinds of image data and their interpretation. The ingly required to interpret data in image form about opportunities are so great that any geologist without a basic knowledge of the possibilities is ill-equipped to the Earth's surface and subsurface. It aims to go perform as efficiently as an employer might justifiably further than a mere familiarisation with the subject, expect. and sets out to provide the background to the most advanced remotely sensed data and the kinds of Space considerations have precluded the incorpor­ information that can be extracted from them. Because ation of the sort of in-depth practical exercises that obtaining suitable images is becoming increasingly would be convenient and useful for many academics dependent on the interaction between geologists and trying to teach their students the practicalities of specialists in image processing, it contains a simplified remote sensing. The many halftone and colour images account of most of the methods used in computer­ in the book contain far more information than is based digital image handling. In that respect it pro­ described in their captions - they offer the possibility vides enough background for a geologist to begin for the instructor to design practical exercises. training in digital-image processing, if necessary. As it I cannot demand that the book is read from cover to presupposes a reasonable background in geology and cover, and not used merely as a reference text.

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The second edition of "Image Interpretation in Geology" has been fully rewritten to take account of recent advances in geographic information systems (GIS) and digital image processing. The basic physical principles of remote sensing and how they are applied in acquiring image data from aircraft and satellites are described in detail and are then related to the relevant physiology and psychology of human vision. From here, images from different climate zones of minerals, the rocks and soils that they make up, common geological structures and geologically controlled vegetation are analyzed using the basic mathematical principles of digital processing and GIS. In particular, the second edition: covers all aspects of remote sensing in geology without requiring sophisticated use of mathematics; includes a new chapter on applications; gives guidelines for the use of remote sensing and GIS; and is illustrated by a comprehensive selection of outstanding half-tone, stereoscopic and colour images. This comprehensive text should serve the needs of intermediate and advanced geology and environmental science undergraduates on aerial photograph interpretation and remote sensing courses. It is also suitable for postgraduates and professional geologists involved in digital image processing, GIS and geological mapping.

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Since the first edition was published in 1987, Image Interpretation in Geology has established itself as essential reading for earth science, environmental science and physical geography students studying the geological applications of remote sensing and image interpretation.

The book describes the fundamentals of remote data capture and image processing, their practical limitations, and new technqiues such as digital radar imaging and hyperspectral data analysis. Geological applications such as mapping, mineral exploration, and geohazards are illustrated by numerous black-and-white photographs and a colour plate section. A list of URLs encourages exploration of some of the excellent remote image resources on the internet.

New to the 3rd edition is a CD-ROM (Mac and PC format) which contains an image gallery (with accompanying spectacles for viewing in 3-D), exercises, and TNTLite. This software, a fully-functional version of MircoImages Inc's TNTMips, encourages students to experience at first-hand the immense power of modern image processing and interpretation software, and will allow lecturers to devise a wide range of practical exercises to support their courses.

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Drury, S.
Published by Springer (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500371 ISBN 13: 9780045500376
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
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Book Description Springer, 1987. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69191740

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