Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing
Ni-Bin Chang, Kaixu Bai
Combining versatile data sets from multiple satellite sensors with advanced thematic information retrieval is a powerful way for studying complex earth systems. The book Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing offers complete understanding of the basic scientific principles needed to perform image processing, gap filling, data merging, data fusion, machine learning, and feature extraction. Written by two experts in remote sensing, the book presents the required basic concepts, tools, algorithms, platforms, and technology hubs toward advanced integration. By merging and fusing data sets collected from different satellite sensors with common features, we are enabled to utilize the strength of each satellite sensor to the maximum extent. The inclusion of machine learning or data mining techniques to aid in feature extraction after gap filling, data merging and/or data fusion further empowers earth observation, leading to confirm the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Contemporary applications discussed in this book make all essential knowledge seamlessly integrated by an interdisciplinary manner. These case-based engineering practices uniquely illustrate how to improve such an emerging field of importance to cope with the most challenging real-world environmental monitoring issues.