Remote sensing applications to groundwater
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.


By A.M.J. Meijerink (ITC), D. Bannert, O. Batelaan, M.W. Lubczyński and T. Pointet

From the Netherlands ITC – currently known as the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente – contributed to this publication. Professor Allard Meijerink is a former member of the Netherlands National IHP Committee.


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