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Remote sensing applications to groundwater: Book


Recently found a very good book, RS for groundwater on the site of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) digital library. Authored by Meijerink, A.M.J. , Bannert, D., Batelaan, O. , Lubczynski, M.W. , Pointet, T. The first author Dr. Meijerink is a Professor emeritus at Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation - ITC (UT), The Netherlands.


Why this book?

This book is written for those who wish to become acquainted with the use of remote sensing for groundwater studies, be it exploration for well sites, for evaluation of groundwater resources, or for the management of ground-water, requiring processing of data. It is written from the point of view of a hydrogeologist-practitioner. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of images of diverse geologic terrain in warm climates, and on extraction of hydrogeologic information, for which knowledge of the basics of digital image processing techniques is required. Satellite images can be downloaded free of charge and recently open source software for remote sensing and GIS has been made available as via the internet. Therefore, use of remote sensing is now available to anyone dealing with groundwater.

(Paragraph Taken with gratitude from this book)


The book contains 14 chapter and these chapters are divided into three major parts-

  • PART I This part deals with more technical aspects, although some interpretation elements are included.

  • PART I I This part is devoted to discussing and illustrating the use of images in various types of geologic terrain.

  • PART III This part features crosscutting themes.


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