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The Resource Environmental monitoring using GNSS : global navigation satellite systems, Joseph L. Awange

Environmental monitoring using GNSS : global navigation satellite systems, Joseph L. Awange

Label
Environmental monitoring using GNSS : global navigation satellite systems
Title
Environmental monitoring using GNSS
Title remainder
global navigation satellite systems
Statement of responsibility
Joseph L. Awange
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are revolutionizing the world in a way their original developers never envisaged. From being military "war" tools, GNSS satellites are rapidly becoming "peace" tools that play a potentially critical role in enabling changing environmental phenomenon that do not permit direct measurements to be remotely observed via their all-weather, highly accurate and continuously updatable positional time series. This is evident, for example, in their use in emerging environmental monitoring methods that are considered in this book. These include: GPS-based radio telemetry, which is enhancing ecological and conservation monitoring by more accurately mapping animal movements, their behaviours, and their impact on the environment; GNSS-meteorology, which is contributing to weather and climate change studies; GNSS-remote sensing, which, for example, allows the rapid monitoring of changes in fresh water resources and cryosphere; Geosensor network techniques, which are earning a crucial role in disaster response management; Epidemiology, for improved efficiency in tracking and studying the spread of infectious diseases and climate change effects on vector-borne diseases; and Economics, to provide data for the econometric modelling of casual impact of policies. In Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), and Sustainability Assessments (SA), GNSS, together with other spaced-based remote sensing techniques, are emerging, not only as modern tools that connect the developers to the community, but also provide information that support Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) methods, which inform decision making and policy formulations. By bringing the two fields of geodesy (the parent of GNSS technology) and environmental studies (potential users of this technology), this book presents the concepts of GNSS in a simplified way that can, on the one hand, be understood and utilised by environmentalists, while on the other, outlines its potential applications to environmental monitoring and management for those engaged more with its technology, which hopefully will further energise the already innovative research that is being carried out. Lastly, this book is most relevant to all the professionals whose work is related to the environment such as hydrologists, meteorologists, epidemiologists, economist, and engineers, to name just a few. A comprehensive yet candid and compelling presentation of Global Navigation Satellite Systems and its application to environmental monitoring and a host of other socio-economic activities. This is an essential and new ground breaking reading for all professional practitioners and even academics seeking to study and become involved in using Global Navigation Satellite Systems in diverse fields ranging from environmental monitoring to economic activities such as monitoring weather and climate in order to design crop failure insurance. Nathaniel O. Agola, Professor of Business and Financial Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Member of
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1969-
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Awange, Joseph L.
Dewey number
363.7063
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Environmental science and engineering. Environmental science
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  • Environmental monitoring
  • Global Positioning System
Label
Environmental monitoring using GNSS : global navigation satellite systems, Joseph L. Awange
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Basics of Galileo Satellites
  • Part 2.
  • Applications to Environmental Monitoring
  • GNSS Maps in Environmental Monitoring
  • GNSS Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Climate Change and Weather Related Impacts
  • Water Resources
  • Coastal Resources
  • Land Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Animals and Vegetation Protectionand Conservation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Part 1.
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Modernization of GNSS
  • The Global Positioning System
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Environmental Surveying and Surveillance
  • Data Processing and Adjustment
Control code
ocn794007804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540882565
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794007804
Label
Environmental monitoring using GNSS : global navigation satellite systems, Joseph L. Awange
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Basics of Galileo Satellites
  • Part 2.
  • Applications to Environmental Monitoring
  • GNSS Maps in Environmental Monitoring
  • GNSS Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Climate Change and Weather Related Impacts
  • Water Resources
  • Coastal Resources
  • Land Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Animals and Vegetation Protectionand Conservation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Part 1.
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Modernization of GNSS
  • The Global Positioning System
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Environmental Surveying and Surveillance
  • Data Processing and Adjustment
Control code
ocn794007804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783540882565
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794007804

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