By Tamim Younos, Tammy E. Parece

This quantity bargains techniques, equipment and case stories of cutting edge and evolving applied sciences within the region of watershed overview. subject matters mentioned contain: (1) improvement and functions of geospatial, satellite tv for pc imagery and distant sensing applied sciences for land tracking; (2) improvement and purposes of satellite tv for pc imagery for tracking inland water caliber; (3) improvement and functions of water sensor applied sciences for real-time tracking of water volume and caliber; and (4) Advances in organic tracking and microbial resource monitoring technologies.

This ebook might be of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers serious about watershed technological know-how and environmental stories. both, it's going to function a necessary consultant to specialists in executive firms who're interested in water-availability and water-quality matters, and engineers and different pros enthusiastic about the layout of land- and water-monitoring systems.

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34 35 36 38 38 41 44 45 46 47 48 51 52 54 Abstract Life on Earth depends on water. Yet water resources are severely stressed by the rapid growth of the human population and activities. In arid environments the exploration and monitoring of water resources is a prerequisite for water accessibility and rational use and management. To survey large arid areas for water, conventional land-based techniques must be complemented by using satellite and airborne remote sensors. Surface water systems can be mapped using multispectral and radar sensors; soil moisture in the unsaturated zone can be remotely sensed with microwave radiometers using indirect indicators, such as V.

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