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Remote Sensing and Geosciences for Archaeology

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ISBN: 9783038427636 9783038427644 Year: Pages: X, 436 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Archaeology --- Environmental Sciences
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This book collects more than 20 papers, written by renowned experts and scientists from across the globe, that showcase the state-of-the-art and forefront research in archaeological remote sensing and the use of geoscientific techniques to investigate archaeological records and cultural heritage.Very high resolution satellite images from optical and radar space-borne sensors, airborne multi-spectral images, ground penetrating radar, terrestrial laser scanning, 3D modelling, Geographyc Information Systems (GIS) are among the techniques used in the archaeological studies published in this book. The reader can learn how to use these instruments and sensors, also in combination, to investigate cultural landscapes, discover new sites, reconstruct paleo-landscapes, augment the knowledge of monuments, and assess the condition of heritage at risk. Case studies scattered across Europe, Asia and America are presented: from the World UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa to heritage under threat in the Middle East and North Africa, from coastal heritage in the intertidal flats of the German North Sea to Early and Neolithic settlements in Thessaly.Beginners will learn robust research methodologies and take inspiration; mature scholars will for sure derive inputs for new research and applications.

Remote Sensing of Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Other Vegetation Parameters

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ISBN: 9783039212392 9783039212408 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-240-8 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General)
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Monitoring of vegetation structure and functioning is critical to modeling terrestrial ecosystems and energy cycles. In particular, leaf area index (LAI) is an important structural property of vegetation used in many land surface vegetation, climate, and crop production models. Canopy structure (LAI, fCover, plant height, and biomass) and biochemical parameters (leaf pigmentation and water content) directly influence the radiative transfer process of sunlight in vegetation, determining the amount of radiation measured by passive sensors in the visible and infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Optical remote sensing (RS) methods build relationships exploiting in situ measurements and/or as outputs of physical canopy radiative transfer models. The increased availability of passive (radar and LiDAR) RS data has fostered their use in many applications for the analysis of land surface properties and processes, thanks also to their insensitivity to weather conditions and the capability to exploit rich structural and textural information. Data fusion and multi-sensor integration techniques are pressing topics to fully exploit the information conveyed by both optical and microwave bands.

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conifer forest --- leaf area index --- smartphone-based method --- canopy gap fraction --- terrestrial laser scanning --- forest inventory --- density-based clustering --- forest aboveground biomass --- root biomass --- tree heights --- GLAS --- artificial neural network --- allometric scaling and resource limitation --- structure from motion (SfM) --- 3D point cloud --- remote sensing --- local maxima --- fixed tree window size --- managed temperate coniferous forests --- point cloud --- spectral information --- structure from motion (SfM) --- unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) --- chlorophyll fluorescence (ChlF) --- drought --- Mediterranean --- photochemical reflectance index (PRI) --- photosynthesis --- R690/R630 --- recovery --- BAAPA --- remote sensing --- household survey --- forest --- farm types --- automated classification --- sampling design --- adaptive threshold --- over and understory cover --- LAI --- leaf area index --- EPIC --- simulation --- satellite --- MODIS --- biomass --- evaluation --- southern U.S. forests --- VIIRS --- leaf area index (LAI) --- Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation absorbed by vegetation (FPAR) --- MODIS --- consistency --- uncertainty --- evaluation --- downscaling --- Pléiades imagery --- unmanned aerial vehicle --- stem volume estimation --- remote sensing --- clumping index --- leaf area index --- trunk --- terrestrial LiDAR --- HemiView --- forest above ground biomass (AGB) --- polarization coherence tomography (PCT) --- P-band PolInSAR --- tomographic profiles --- canopy closure --- global positioning system --- hemispherical sky-oriented photo --- signal attenuation --- geographic information system --- digital aerial photograph --- aboveground biomass --- leaf area index --- photogrammetric point cloud --- recursive feature elimination --- machine-learning --- forest degradation --- multisource remote sensing --- modelling aboveground biomass --- random forest --- Brazilian Amazon --- validation --- phenology --- NDVI --- LAI --- spectral analyses --- European beech --- altitude --- forests biomass --- remote sensing --- REDD+ --- random forest --- Tanzania --- RapidEye

Remote Sensing based Building Extraction

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ISBN: 9783039283828 9783039283835 Year: Pages: 442 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-383-5 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Construction
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Building extraction from remote sensing data plays an important role in urban planning, disaster management, navigation, updating geographic databases, and several other geospatial applications. Even though significant research has been carried out for more than two decades, the success of automatic building extraction and modeling is still largely impeded by scene complexity, incomplete cue extraction, and sensor dependency of data. Most recently, deep neural networks (DNN) have been widely applied for high classification accuracy in various areas including land-cover and land-use classification. Therefore, intelligent and innovative algorithms are needed for the success of automatic building extraction and modeling. This Special Issue focuses on newly developed methods for classification and feature extraction from remote sensing data for automatic building extraction and 3D

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roof segmentation --- outline extraction --- convolutional neural network --- boundary regulated network --- very high resolution imagery --- building boundary extraction --- convolutional neural network --- active contour model --- high resolution optical images --- LiDAR --- richer convolution features --- building edges detection --- high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery --- building --- modelling --- reconstruction --- change detection --- LiDAR --- point cloud --- 3-D --- building extraction --- deep learning --- attention mechanism --- very high resolution --- imagery --- building detection --- aerial images --- feature-level-fusion --- straight-line segment matching --- occlusion --- building regularization technique --- point clouds --- boundary extraction --- regularization --- building reconstruction --- digital building height --- 3D urban expansion --- land-use --- DTM extraction --- open data --- developing city --- accuracy analysis --- building detection --- building index --- feature extraction --- mathematical morphology --- morphological attribute filter --- morphological profile --- building extraction --- deep learning --- semantic segmentation --- data fusion --- high-resolution satellite images --- GIS data --- high-resolution aerial images --- deep learning --- generative adversarial network --- semantic segmentation --- Inria aerial image labeling dataset --- Massachusetts buildings dataset --- building extraction --- simple linear iterative clustering (SLIC) --- multiscale Siamese convolutional networks (MSCNs) --- binary decision network --- unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) --- image fusion --- high spatial resolution remotely sensed imagery --- object recognition --- deep learning --- method comparison --- LiDAR point cloud --- building extraction --- elevation map --- Gabor filter --- feature fusion --- semantic segmentation --- urban building extraction --- deep convolutional neural network --- VHR remote sensing imagery --- U-Net --- remote sensing --- deep learning --- building extraction --- web-net --- ultra-hierarchical sampling --- 3D reconstruction --- indoor modelling --- mobile laser scanning --- point clouds --- 5G signal simulation --- building extraction --- high-resolution aerial imagery --- fully convolutional network --- semantic segmentation --- n/a

3D Remote Sensing Applications in Forest Ecology: Composition, Structure and Function

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ISBN: 9783039217823 9783039217830 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-783-0 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Ecology
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Dear Colleagues, The composition, structure and function of forest ecosystems are the key features characterizing their ecological properties, and can thus be crucially shaped and changed by various biotic and abiotic factors on multiple spatial scales. The magnitude and extent of these changes in recent decades calls for enhanced mitigation and adaption measures. Remote sensing data and methods are the main complementary sources of up-to-date synoptic and objective information of forest ecology. Due to the inherent 3D nature of forest ecosystems, the analysis of 3D sources of remote sensing data is considered to be most appropriate for recreating the forest’s compositional, structural and functional dynamics. In this Special Issue of Forests, we published a set of state-of-the-art scientific works including experimental studies, methodological developments and model validations, all dealing with the general topic of 3D remote sensing-assisted applications in forest ecology. We showed applications in forest ecology from a broad collection of method and sensor combinations, including fusion schemes. All in all, the studies and their focuses are as broad as a forest’s ecology or the field of remote sensing and, thus, reflect the very diverse usages and directions toward which future research and practice will be directed.

Data Acquisition and Processing in Cultural Heritage

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ISBN: 9783039217403 9783039217410 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-741-0 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Advances in the knowledge of the tangible components (position, size, shape) and intangible components (identity, habits) of an historic building or site involves fundamental and complex tasks in any project related to the conservation of cultural heritage (CH). In recent years, new geotechnologies have proven their usefulness and added value to the field of cultural heritage (CH) in the tasks of recording, modeling, conserving, and visualizing. In addition, current developments in building information modeling (HBIM), allow integration and simulation of different sources of information, generating a digital twin of any complex CH construction. As a result, experts in the area have increased the number of available sensors and methodologies. However, the quick evolution of geospatial technologies makes it necessary to revise their use, integration, and application in CH. This process is difficult to adopt, due to the new options which are opened for the study, analysis, management, and valorization of CH. Therefore, the aim of the present Special Issue is to cover the latest relevant topics, trends, and best practices in geospatial technologies and processing methodologies for CH sites and scenarios as well as to introduce the new tendencies. This book originates from the Special Issue “Data Acquisition and Processing in Cultural Heritage”, focusing primarily on data and sensor integration for CH; documentation/restoration in CH; heritage 3D documentation and modeling of complex CH sites; drone inspections in CH; software development in CH; and augmented reality in CH. It is hoped that this book will provide the advice and guidance required for any CH professional, making the best possible use of these sensors and methods in CH.

Machine Learning Techniques Applied to Geoscience Information System and Remote Sensing

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ISBN: 9783039212156 9783039212163 Year: Pages: 438 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-216-3 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Mechanical Engineering
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As computer and space technologies have been developed, geoscience information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technologies, which deal with the geospatial information, have been rapidly maturing. Moreover, over the last few decades, machine learning techniques including artificial neural network (ANN), deep learning, decision tree, and support vector machine (SVM) have been successfully applied to geospatial science and engineering research fields. The machine learning techniques have been widely applied to GIS and RS research fields and have recently produced valuable results in the areas of geoscience, environment, natural hazards, and natural resources. This book is a collection representing novel contributions detailing machine learning techniques as applied to geoscience information systems and remote sensing.

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landslide --- bagging ensemble --- Logistic Model Trees --- GIS --- Vietnam --- colorization --- random forest regression --- grayscale aerial image --- change detection --- gully erosion --- environmental variables --- data mining techniques --- SCAI --- GIS --- mapping --- single-class data descriptors --- materia medica resource --- Panax notoginseng --- one-class classifiers --- geoherb --- change detection --- convolutional network --- deep learning --- panchromatic --- remote sensing --- remote sensing image segmentation --- convolutional neural networks --- Gaofen-2 --- hybrid structure convolutional neural networks --- winter wheat spatial distribution --- classification-based learning --- real-time precise point positioning --- convergence time --- ionospheric delay constraints --- precise weighting --- landslide --- weights of evidence --- logistic regression --- random forest --- hybrid model --- traffic CO --- traffic CO prediction --- neural networks --- GIS --- land use/land cover (LULC) --- unmanned aerial vehicle --- texture --- gray-level co-occurrence matrix --- machine learning --- crop --- landslide susceptibility --- random forest --- boosted regression tree --- information gain --- landslide susceptibility map --- ALS point cloud --- multi-scale --- classification --- large scene --- coarse particle --- particulate matter 10 (PM10) --- landsat image --- machine learning --- support vector machine --- high-resolution --- optical remote sensing --- object detection --- deep learning --- transfer learning --- land subsidence --- Bayes net --- naïve Bayes --- logistic --- multilayer perceptron --- logit boost --- change detection --- convolutional network --- deep learning --- panchromatic --- remote sensing --- leaf area index (LAI) --- machine learning --- Sentinel-2 --- sensitivity analysis --- training sample size --- spectral bands --- spatial sparse recovery --- constrained spatial smoothing --- spatial spline regression --- alternating direction method of multipliers --- landslide prediction --- machine learning --- neural networks --- model switching --- spatial predictive models --- predictive accuracy --- model assessment --- variable selection --- feature selection --- model validation --- spatial predictions --- reproducible research --- Qaidam Basin --- remote sensing --- TRMM --- artificial neural network --- n/a

Mobile Mapping Technologies

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ISBN: 9783039280186 9783039280193 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-019-3 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Mobile Mapping technologies have seen a rapid growth of research activity and interest in the last years, due to the increased demand of accurate, dense and geo-referenced 3D data. Their main characteristic is the ability of acquiring 3D information of large areas dynamically. This versatility has expanded their application fields from the civil engineering to a broader range (industry, emergency response, cultural heritage...), which is constantly widening. This increased number of needs, some of them specially challenging, is pushing the Scientific Community, as well as companies, towards the development of innovative solutions, ranging from new hardware / open source software approaches and integration with other devices, up to the adoption of artificial intelligence methods for the automatic extraction of salient features and quality assessment for performance verification The aim of the present book is to cover the most relevant topics and trends in Mobile Mapping Technology, and also to introduce the new tendencies of this new paradigm of geospatial science.

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cultural heritage --- restoration --- indoor mapping --- laser scanning --- wearable mobile laser system --- 3D digitalization --- SLAM --- visual landmark sequence --- indoor topological localization --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- second order hidden Markov model --- ORB-SLAM2 --- binary vocabulary --- small-scale vocabulary --- rapid relocation --- terrestrial laser scanning --- tunnel central axis --- tunnel cross section --- enhanced RANSAC --- quadric fitting --- constrained nonlinear least-squares problem --- visual simultaneous localization and mapping --- dynamic environment --- RGB-D camera --- encoder --- OctoMap --- IMMS --- indoor mapping --- MLS --- mobile laser scanning --- SLAM --- point clouds --- 2D laser scanner --- 2D laser range-finder --- LiDAR --- LRF --- sensors configurations --- Lidar localization system --- unmanned vehicle --- segmentation-based feature extraction --- category matching --- multi-group-step L-M optimization --- map management --- indoor mapping --- room type tagging --- semantic enrichment --- grammar --- Bayesian inference --- indoor localization --- crowdsourcing trajectory --- fingerprinting --- smartphone --- mobile mapping --- laser scanning --- self-calibration --- 3D point clouds --- geometric features --- motion estimation --- trajectory fusion --- mobile mapping --- sensor fusion --- optical sensors --- robust statistical analysis --- portable mobile mapping system --- handheld --- 3D processing --- point cloud --- Vitis vinifera --- terrestrial laser scanning --- plant vigor --- mobile mapping --- precision agriculture --- vine size --- visual positioning --- indoor scenes --- automated database construction --- image retrieval

Intelligent Imaging and Analysis

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ISBN: 9783039219209 9783039219216 Year: Pages: 492 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-921-6 Language: English
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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Imaging and analysis are widely involved in various research fields, including biomedical applications, medical imaging and diagnosis, computer vision, autonomous driving, and robot controls. Imaging and analysis are now facing big changes regarding intelligence, due to the breakthroughs of artificial intelligence techniques, including deep learning. Many difficulties in image generation, reconstruction, de-noising skills, artifact removal, segmentation, detection, and control tasks are being overcome with the help of advanced artificial intelligence approaches. This Special Issue focuses on the latest developments of learning-based intelligent imaging techniques and subsequent analyses, which include photographic imaging, medical imaging, detection, segmentation, medical diagnosis, computer vision, and vision-based robot control. These latest technological developments will be shared through this Special Issue for the various researchers who are involved with imaging itself, or are using image data and analysis for their own specific purposes.

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image inspection --- non-referential method --- feature extraction --- fault pattern learning --- weighted kernel density estimation (WKDE) --- rail surface defect --- UAV image --- defect detection --- gray stretch maximum entropy --- image enhancement --- defect segmentation --- semi-automatic segmentation --- MR spine image --- vertebral body --- graph-based segmentation --- correlation --- surface defect of steel sheet --- image segmentation --- saliency detection --- low-rank and sparse decomposition --- intervertebral disc --- segmentation --- convolutional neural network --- fine grain segmentation --- U-net --- deep learning --- magnetic resonance image --- lumbar spine --- image adjustment --- colorfulness --- contrast --- sharpness --- high dynamic range --- local registration --- iterative closest points --- multimodal medical image registration --- machine vision --- point cloud registration --- greedy projection triangulation --- local correlation --- three-dimensional imaging --- optimization arrangement --- cavitation bubble --- water hydraulic valve --- defect inspection --- image processing --- feature extraction --- classification methods --- medical image registration --- image alignment in medical images --- misalignment correction in MRI --- midsagittal plane extraction --- symmetry detection --- PCA --- conformal mapping --- mesh parameterization --- mesh partitioning --- pixel extraction --- texture mapping --- image analysis --- image retrieval --- spatial information --- image classification --- computer vision --- image restoration --- motion deburring --- image denoising --- sparse feedback --- Image processing --- segmentation --- spline --- grey level co-occurrence matrix --- gradient detection --- threshold selection --- OpenCV --- machine learning --- transfer learning --- Inception-v3 --- geological structure images --- convolutional neural networks --- image segmentation --- active contour model --- level set --- signed pressure force function --- image segmentation --- deep learning --- synthetic aperture radar (SAR) --- oil slicks --- segnet --- pectus excavatum --- nuss procedure --- patient-specific nuss bar --- minimally invasive surgery --- computerized numerical control bending machine --- computer-aided design --- computer-aided manufacturing --- statistical body shape model --- self-intersection penalty term --- 3D pose estimation --- 3D semantic mapping --- incrementally probabilistic fusion --- CRF regularization --- road scenes --- deep learning --- medical image classification --- additional learning --- CT image --- automatic training --- GoogLeNet --- intelligent evaluation --- automated cover tests --- deviation of strabismus --- pupil localization --- shape from focus --- wear measurement --- sprocket teeth --- normal distribution operator image filtering --- adaptive evaluation window --- reverse engineering --- human parsing --- depth-estimation --- computational efficiency --- capacity optimization --- underwater visual localization method --- line segment features --- PL-SLAM --- face sketch synthesis --- face sketch recognition --- joint training model --- data imbalance --- Contrast Tomography (CT) --- pre-training strategy --- segmentation --- super-resolution --- dual-channel --- residual block --- convolutional kernel parameter --- long-term and short-term memory blocks --- n/a

Visual Sensors

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ISBN: 9783039283385 9783039283392 Year: Pages: 738 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-339-2 Language: English
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Visual sensors are able to capture a large quantity of information from the environment around them. A wide variety of visual systems can be found, from the classical monocular systems to omnidirectional, RGB-D, and more sophisticated 3D systems. Every configuration presents some specific characteristics that make them useful for solving different problems. Their range of applications is wide and varied, including robotics, industry, agriculture, quality control, visual inspection, surveillance, autonomous driving, and navigation aid systems. In this book, several problems that employ visual sensors are presented. Among them, we highlight visual SLAM, image retrieval, manipulation, calibration, object recognition, navigation, etc.

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3D reconstruction --- RGB-D sensor --- non-rigid reconstruction --- pedestrian detection --- boosted decision tree --- scale invariance --- receptive field correspondence --- soft decision tree --- single-shot 3D shape measurement --- digital image correlation --- warp function --- inverse compositional Gauss-Newton algorithm --- UAV image --- dynamic programming --- seam-line --- optical flow --- image mosaic --- iris recognition --- presentation attack detection --- convolutional neural network --- support vector machines --- content-based image retrieval --- textile retrieval --- textile localization --- texture retrieval --- texture description --- visual sensors --- iris recognition --- iris segmentation --- semantic segmentation --- convolutional neural network (CNN) --- visible light and near-infrared light camera sensors --- laser sensor --- line scan camera --- lane marking detection --- support vector machine (SVM) --- image binarization --- lane marking reconstruction --- automated design --- vision system --- FOV --- illumination --- recognition algorithm --- action localization --- action segmentation --- 3D ConvNets --- LSTM --- visual sensors --- image retrieval --- hybrid histogram descriptor --- perceptually uniform histogram --- motif co-occurrence histogram --- omnidirectional imaging --- visual localization --- catadioptric sensor --- visual information fusion --- image processing --- underwater imaging --- embedded systems --- stereo vision --- visual odometry --- 3D reconstruction --- handshape recognition --- sign language --- finger alphabet --- skeletal data --- visual odometry --- ego-motion estimation --- stereo --- RGB-D --- mobile robots --- around view monitor (AVM) system --- automatic calibration --- lane marking --- parking assist system --- advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) --- pose estimation --- symmetry axis --- point cloud --- sweet pepper --- semantic mapping --- RGB-D SLAM --- visual mapping --- indoor visual SLAM --- adaptive model --- motion estimation --- stereo camera --- person re-identification --- end-to-end architecture --- appearance-temporal features --- Siamese network --- pivotal frames --- visual tracking --- correlation filters --- motion-aware --- adaptive update strategy --- confidence response map --- camera calibration --- Gray code --- checkerboard --- visual sensor --- image retrieval --- human visual system --- local parallel cross pattern --- pose estimation --- straight wing aircraft --- structure extraction --- consistent line clustering --- parallel line --- planes intersection --- salient region detection --- appearance based model --- regression based model --- human visual attention --- background dictionary --- quality control --- fringe projection profilometry --- depth image registration --- 3D reconstruction --- speed measurement --- stereo-vision --- large field of view --- vibration --- calibration --- CLOSIB --- statistical information of gray-levels differences --- Local Binary Patterns --- texture classification --- texture description --- Visual Sensors --- SLAM --- RGB-D --- indoor environment --- Manhattan frame estimation --- orientation relevance --- spatial transformation --- robotic welding --- seam tracking --- visual detection --- narrow butt joint --- GTAW --- LRF --- camera calibration --- extrinsic calibration --- sensors combination --- geometric moments --- camera pose --- rotation-angle --- measurement error --- robotics --- robot manipulation --- depth vision --- star image prediction --- star sensor --- Richardson-Lucy algorithm --- neural network --- tightly-coupled VIO --- SLAM --- fused point and line feature matching --- pose estimates --- simplified initialization strategy --- patrol robot --- map representation --- vision-guided robotic grasping --- object recognition --- pose estimation --- global feature descriptor --- iterative closest point --- n/a

Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing in China – In Memory of Prof. Xiaowen Li

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ISBN: 9783038972709 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 404 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-271-6 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Geography
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Quantitative land remote sensing has recently advanced dramatically, particularly in China. It has been largely driven by vast governmental investment, the availability of a huge amount of Chinese satellite data, geospatial information requirements for addressing pressing environmental issues and other societal benefits. Many individuals have also fostered and made great contributions to its development, and Prof. Xiaowen Li was one of these leading figures. This book is published in memory of Prof. Li. The papers collected in this book cover topics from surface reflectance simulation, inversion algorithm and estimation of variables, to applications in optical, thermal, Lidar and microwave remote sensing. The wide range of variables include directional reflectance, chlorophyll fluorescence, aerosol optical depth, incident solar radiation, albedo, surface temperature, upward longwave radiation, leaf area index, fractional vegetation cover, forest biomass, precipitation, evapotranspiration, freeze/thaw snow cover, vegetation productivity, phenology and biodiversity indicators. They clearly reflect the current level of research in this area. This book constitutes an excellent reference suitable for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals in remote sensing.

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evapotranspiration --- Northeast China --- MS–PT algorithm --- spatial-temporal variations --- controlling factors --- potential evapotranspiration --- vegetation remote sensing --- reflectance model --- spectra --- leaf --- copper --- PROSPECT --- leaf area density --- terrestrial LiDAR --- tree canopy --- vertical structure --- voxel --- spatial representativeness --- heterogeneity --- validation --- land-surface temperature products (LSTs) --- observations --- HiWATER --- remote sensing --- spatiotemporal representative --- cost-efficient, sampling design --- heterogeneity --- validation --- FY-3C/MERSI --- GLASS --- Land surface temperature --- Land surface emissivity --- GPP --- SIF --- MuSyQ-GPP algorithm --- BEPS --- vegetation phenology --- Tibetan Plateau --- MODIS --- NDVI --- start of growing season (SOS) --- end of growing season (EOS) --- GLASS LAI time series --- forest disturbance --- disturbance index --- latent heat --- machine learning algorithms --- plant functional type --- high-resolution freeze/thaw --- AMSR2 --- MODIS --- LAI --- ZY-3 MUX --- GF-1 WFV --- HJ-1 CCD --- maize --- PROSPECT-5B+SAILH (PROSAIL) model --- spatial heterogeneity --- variability --- evapotranspiration --- land surface variables --- probability density function --- HiWATER --- spectral --- albedometer --- interference filter --- photoelectric detector --- validation --- land surface albedo --- multi-scale validation --- rugged terrain --- MRT-based model --- MCD43A3 C6 --- precipitation --- statistics methods --- China --- Tibetan Plateau --- South China’s --- drought --- SPI --- TMI data --- crop-growing regions --- downward shortwave radiation --- machine learning --- gradient boosting regression tree --- AVHRR --- CMA --- BRDF --- aerosol --- MODIS --- sunphotometer --- arid/semiarid --- solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence --- fluorescence quantum efficiency in dark-adapted conditions (FQE) --- SCOPE --- Fraunhofer Line Discrimination (FLD) --- gross primary productivity (GPP) --- longwave upwelling radiation (LWUP) --- Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) --- surface radiation budget --- hybrid method --- remote sensing --- leaf age --- leaf spectral properties --- leaf area index --- Cunninghamia --- Chinese fir --- canopy reflectance --- NIR --- EVI2 --- geometric optical radiative transfer (GORT) model --- land surface albedo --- snow-free albedo --- rugged terrain --- topographic effects --- black-sky albedo (BSA) --- GPP --- NPP --- MODIS --- validation --- phenology --- RADARSAT-2 --- rice --- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) --- decision tree --- forest canopy height --- aboveground biomass --- ICESat GLAS --- Landsat --- random forest model --- anisotropic reflectance --- BRDF --- rugged terrain --- solo slope --- composite slope --- surface solar irradiance --- geostationary satellite --- polar orbiting satellite --- LUT method --- SURFRAD --- downward shortwave radiation --- daily average value --- Antarctica --- sinusoidal method --- cloud fraction --- interpolation --- boreal forest --- GPP --- spatiotemporal distribution and variation --- meteorological factors --- phenological parameters --- multisource data fusion --- aerosol retrieval --- urban scale --- vegetation dust-retention --- multiple ecological factors --- geographical detector model --- snow cover --- passive microwave --- FY-3C/MWRI --- algorithmic assessment --- China --- land surface temperature --- satellite observations --- flux measurements --- latitudinal pattern --- land cover change --- fractional vegetation cover (FVC) --- multi-data set --- northern China --- spatio-temporal --- inter-annual variation --- uncertainty --- standard error of the mean --- downscaling --- GPP --- spatial heterogeneity --- remote sensing --- subpixel information --- LiDAR --- point cloud --- leaf --- gap fraction --- 3D reconstruction --- biodiversity --- remote sensing --- species richness --- metric comparison --- metric integration --- leaf area index --- MODIS products --- Landsat --- high resolution --- homogeneous and pure pixel filter --- pixel unmixing --- vertical vegetation stratification --- gross primary production (GPP) --- light use efficiency --- dense forest --- MODIS --- VPM --- temperature profiles --- humidity profiles --- n/a --- geometric-optical model --- thermal radiation directionality --- quantitative remote sensing inversion --- scale effects --- comprehensive field experiment

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