Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 04

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Volume 19, No. 4
Pages 191 - 192


BOOK REVIEW • Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing

Howard A. Zebker
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Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing is an excellent reference or first-year graduate text on remote sensing. Concentrating on the principles underlying remote sensing and descriptions of many operational remote sensing systems, the text provides the reader with the necessary background to understand and interpret remote-sensing data and is amply illustrated with example image data. The only real weakness in the book is relevant to the present context—not much space is devoted to ocean and ice remote sensing. This limitation is not a weakness for readers looking for a fundamental understanding of the physics of remote sensing in general, but may be of consequence for oceanographers seeking a direct application of these principles to their area of expertise.


Zebker, H.A. 2006. Review of Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing, by C. Elachia and J. van Zyl. Oceanography 19(4):191–192, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.39.

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