(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Applications of remote sensing in geomorphology

published at : Remote sensing in physical geography : a twenty-first-century-perspective. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH M.J. (1) ; PAIN C.F. (2) ;
(1) School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Univ., Kingston, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Geoscience Australia, Canberra City, AUSTRALIE


In this paper, the current context for the application of remote sensing in geomorphology is presented with a particular focus upon the impact of new technologies : (1) the wide availability of digital elevation models; and (2) the introduction of hyperspectral imaging, radiometrics and electromagnetics. Remote sensing is also beginning to offer capacity in terms of close-range (<200 m) techniques for very high-resolution imaging. The AA. review the primary sources for DEMs from satellite and airborne platforms, as well as briefly reviewing more traditional multispectral scanners, and radiometric and electromagnetic systems. Examples of the applications of these techniques are summarized and presented within the context of geomorphometric analysis and spectral modelling. Finally, the wider issues of access to geographic information and data distribution are discussed


Thematical fascicle

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no 4 [pp. 568-582]

Bibliographic references : 3,5 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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