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Earth Observations for Geohazards: Present and Future Challenges

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Zhenhong Li



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Earth Observations (EO) encompasses different types of sensors (e.g., Synthetic Aperture Radar, Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging, Optical and multispectral) and platforms (e.g., satellites, aircraft, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and enables us to monitor and model geohazards over regions at different scales in which ground observations may not be possible due to physical and/or political constraints. EO can provide high spatial, temporal and spectral resolution, stereo-mapping and all-weather-imaging capabilities, but not by a single satellite at a time. Improved satellite and sensor technologies, increased frequency of satellite measurements, and easier access and interpretation of EO data have all contributed to the increased demand for satellite EO data. EO, combined with complementary terrestrial observations and with physical models, have been widely used to monitor geohazards, revolutionizing our understanding of how the Earth system works. This Special Issue presents a collection of scientific contributions focusing on innovative EO methods and applications for monitoring and modeling geohazards, consisting of four Sections: (1) earthquake hazards; (2) landslide hazards; (3) land subsidence hazards; and (4) new EO techniques and services.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Tomás R, Li Z

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Remote Sensing

Year: 2017

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

Pages: 10

Online publication date: 24/02/2017

Acceptance date: 22/02/2017

Date deposited: 24/02/2017

ISSN (electronic): 2072-4292

Publisher: MDPI


DOI: 10.3390/rs9030194


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