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Remote Sensing of African Mountains

Geospatial Tools Toward Sustainability

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ISBN/EAN: 9783031048548
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XXII, 247 S., 3 s/w Illustr., 78 farbige Illustr.,
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2022
Einband: gebundenes Buch

Beschreibung

This edited volume focuses on the use of remote sensing techniques to assess and monitor mountainous ecosystems in Africa, with a focus on tracking changes related to climate change and human activity. The book is timely, as the interaction of mountain environmental dynamics with conservation and sustainability is an under-researched issue. The chapters in this volume use remotely sensed data to study a variety of topics related to mountains and their ecosystems, including but not limited to vegetation, energy systems, environmental hazards, ecosystem services, diseases, climatic shifts, geological formations and geomorphological dynamics. The ability to monitor, assess and analyze mountainous regions is aided by the availability of remote sensing products such as optical and microwave sensors and low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The works presented here push the frontier of knowledge on mountain studies and will help shape local, national and global assessments and policies, including efforts toward the achievement of the African Agenda 2063. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in remote sensing, geography, ecology and sustainability, as well as to government organizations and conservation specialists.

Autorenportrait

Prof. Samuel Adelabu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Prof. Abel Ramoelo is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Studies, and Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria. He is also a research fellow at Department of Geography at the University of the Free State, South Africa Dr. Adeyemi Olusola is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geography, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Dr. Efosa Adagbasa is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State, South Africa.