NSU Oceanographic Center - Coral Reefs Research Guide: Find Books
This guide links to NSU Library resources for coral reef research, such as e-journals, databases, books, ebooks, websites, and more. It also provides an overview of the NSU Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research.
Remote sensing is a fundamental tool for mapping and monitoring coral reef ecosystems. Remote sensing offers the ability to provide repeatable, quantitative assessments of environmental characteristics over spatially extensive areas. The individual sections of the book include introductory overviews of five coral reef remote sensing disciplines, followed by specific examples demonstrating practical applications of the different technologies being discussed.
Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes is a complete review and reference for scientists, engineers and students concerned with the geology, biology or engineering aspects of coral reefs in the Middle East. It provides for the first time a complete review of both the geology and biology of all extant coral areas in the Gulf, the water body between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. The book is useful for the technical expert and casual reader alike.
Coral Reefs of the USA provides a complete overview of the present status of knowledge regarding all coral reef areas within the USA and its territories. It is written by the most experienced authorities in their fields and geographic areas. It will be an invaluable baseline-reference for all those who are engaged in research or management of these coral reefs or to those who simply enjoy being well-informed about one of the most iconic ecosystems of the USA.
Remote Sensing plays a key role in monitoring the various manifestations of global climate change. It is used routinely in the assessment and mapping of biodiversity over large areas, in the monitoring of changes to the physical environment, in assessing threats to various components of natural systems, and in the identification of priority areas for conservation. This book presents the fundamentals of remote sensing technology, but rather than containing lengthy explanations of sensor specifications and operation, it concentrates instead on the application of the technology to key environmental systems. Each system forms the basis of a separate chapter, and each is illustrated by real world case studies and examples.
Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/purkis/remote
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