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By A.M.J. Meijerink, D. Bannert, O. Batelaan, M.W. Lubczynski and T. Pointet
IHP Series on Groundwater No. 16

This book is written for those who wish to become acquainted with the use of remote sensing for groundwater studies. 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. This book will help to raise awareness for the use of remote sensing data, which is still needed in many organizations dealing with groundwater.

UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have cooperated with other space agencies, UN organizations and African partner organizations, which use satellite data within the framework of the TIGER initiative, to develop a network of experts to strengthen the scientific base and work towards developing sustainable satellite-based information services to support water resources management. This manual was devised as a contribution to the TIGER project.

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Source of information UNESCO Water Portal
Keyword(s) remote sensing, groundwater, TIGER
Geographical coverage International
News date 03/04/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH