Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization: Impact on Land Management
An overview of soil salinity assessment using remote sensing technologies, the book describes a variety of sensors, ranging from ground-based to airborne and satellite-borne, and their use in a diversity of geographical regions and environmental settings from coastal to inland saline areas. It provides guidance on how to identify and choose the right remote sensing tools and data sets required based on the purpose of the study and the environmental setting. Organized into three sections, the book covers: STRONG>Section I: Soil Salinity and Remote Sensing: The Object and the ToolSection II: Trends in Mapping Soil Salinity and Monitoring Salinization Using Remote and Proximal Sensing Section III: Diversity of Approaches to Modeling Soil Salinity and Salinization The book includes analyses of basic issues of remote detection, such as the spectral behavior of salt types and vegetation influence, and evaluations of currently available remote sensing platforms delineating their advantages and disadvantages. The accompanying CD-ROM provides color images that enhance the material discussed in the text.