Morgan and Claypool publishers have announced the availability of the book titled "Remote Sensing Image Processing". Edited by Gustavo Camps-Valls, Luis Gómez-Chova, Devis Tuia, Jesús Malo and Sandra Jiménezfrom Spain’s Universitat de València;the book deals with the challenges and impact of Earth observation.
Earth observation is the science of modeling and monitoring of the processes on the surface of the planet and their interaction with the Earth’s atmosphere. The planet is constantly monitored using state-of-the-art radar and optical sensors. The images are then processed and analyzed to deliver vital information to public administrations, agencies and individual users. Earth observation at both global and local scales is important for the monitoring of urban growth, estimating ocean salinity and temperature and surface object identification. Remote sensing provides decision and policy makers with valuable information for making informed decisions.
Remote sensing image processing is a research area that deals with real-life applications. It can be used in flood prediction, urban monitoring and fire detection that can be gathered from radar or multispectral images.
The book “Remote Sensing Image Processing" provides information on the challenges of image processing including clustering and classification, function approximation and regression, data coding, source un-mixing, enhancement and restoration, data fusion, feature selection and extraction.
An associate professor in the Universitat de València’s department of electronics engineering Gustavo Camps-Valls has authored and co-authored over 80 journal papers and 20 book chapters. He has also edited the books “Kernel methods for remote sensing data analysis'' and “Kernel methods in bioengineering, signal and image processing.”