Interpreting Aerial Photographs to Identify Natural Hazards, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124200281
  • ISBN-13: 9780124200289
  • DDC: 778.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 184 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Authored by a world-renowned aerial photography and remote sensing expert, Geographic Aerial Photography: Identifying Earth-Surface Hazards Through Image Interpretation is the most practical and authoritative reference available for any professional or student looking for a reference on how to recognize, analyze, interpret and avoid – or successfully plan for – dangerous contingencies. Whether they are related to natural terrain, geology, vegetation, hydrology or land use patterns – it's critical for you to be able to recognize dangerous conditions when and where they exist. Failure to adequately recognize and characterize geomorphic, geologic, and hydrologic dangers on the ground using aerial photography is one of the major factors contributing to due to natural hazards and disasters, damage to architectural structures, and often the subsequent loss of human life as a result. Aerial photographs provide one of the most prevalent, inexpensive and under-utilized tools to those with the knowledge and expertise to interpret them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Table.
1: Establishing Baselines: Look for the Butterfly.
2: Getting Started.
3: More about Photographs than You Ever Cared to Know.
4: Textural Information.
5: Color Information.
6: Recognizing Hazards on the Ground.
7: Dangers from Earthquakes and Faults.
8: Dangers from Landslides.
9: Dangers from Floods.
10: Dangers from Ground Subsidence.
11: Spectral Ranges beyond Visible.
12: The Ultraviolet.
13: The Near Infrared.
14: The Thermal Infrared.
15: The Microwave.
16: Obtaining Aerial Photographs.
Selection of Aerial Photographs for You to Interpret.