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Airborne Laser Hydrography II
Airborne Laser Hydrography II documents the current knowledge of airborne lidar bathymetric mapping since Gary C. Guenther wrote the original seminal book Airborne Laser Hydrography - System Design and Performance Factors over 30 years ago. As with the original, commonly referred to as the Blue Book, this Blue Book II updates the history, theory, and design challenges of bathymetric lidar. However, with over 30 years of advancements and most importantly with thousands of hours of operational experience from different international teams and systems, Blue Book II addresses the knowledge gained through decades of operational experience over a wide range of applications and environmental conditions. Gary Guenther’s Blue Book laid the foundation that over 16 authors from a half dozen countries have now updated in Blue Book II.
- Foreword and Acknowledgements
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: History
- Chapter 3: Environmental Optical Properties
- Chapter 4: Basic Concepts and System Design
- Chapter 5: Basic Concepts in Data Processing
- Chapter 6: Performance Evaluation
- Chapter 7: Applications, Ancillary Systems, and Fusion
- Appendix A: Standard Words, Phrases, Acronyms
- Appendix B: List of Symbols
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