Microwave Radar & Radiometric Remote Sensing – THE Book by Fawwaz Ulaby and David Long

Studying radar and passive microwave remote sensing since many years, I’ve always found Fawwaz Ulaby’s dense and detailed Microwave Remote Sensing: Active and Passive series of books in three volumes to be an amazing resource in this field. It is no coincidence that those three volumes are almost always cited and referred to in contemporary textbooks in microwave remote sensing. So I am quite excited to see Ulaby joining hands with David Long, another renowned expert in the field, to bring out a brand new textbook: Microwave Radar & Radiometric Remote Sensing. I have not gotten my hands on the book yet, but I am sure it will be a book worth having in the rack. John Richards, whose own excellent book, Remote Sensing with Imaging Radar, I use in my graduate course on Radar Remote Sensing, has written a wonderful review of this book, and I quote a few lines:

“The lead and contributing authors are the authorities in imaging radar and radiometry. They have been brought together to produce a definitive volume, which will stand alongside other classical texts in electromag- netism and remote sensing for many years to come.”

John Richards also calls this book “the new must have authoritative microwave remote sensing book for the current generation.”

The full review by John Richards can be seen in the March 2015 edition of the IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Magazine.

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About WQ

I received my PhD (2013) in Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science at the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, under a Fulbright fellowship. Currently, I'm an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Science at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, Pakistan, where I have been a founding member of the Geospatial Research & Education Lab (GREL). My general expertise is in Remote Sensing where I have worked with various remote sensing datasets through my career, while for my PhD thesis I specifically worked on Remote Sensing using SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and Oceanography, working extensively on development of techniques to measure ocean surface currents from space-borne SAR intensity images and interferometric data. My research interests are: Remote sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery and interferometric data processing & analysis, Visible/Infrared/High-resolution satellite image processing & analysis, Oceanography, Earth system study and modelling, LIDAR data processing and analysis, Scientific programming. I am a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote Sensing, Forest Ecosystems, GIScience & Remote Sensing, Journal of African Earth Sciences, and Italian Journal of Agronomy. I am an alumnus of Pakistan National Physics Talent Contest (NPTC), an alumnus of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a Fulbright alumnus, and the Pakistan National Point of Contact for Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). I was an invited speaker at the TEDxIslamabad event held in Nov., 2014. I've served as mentor in the NASA International Space App Challenge Islamabad events in April 2015 and April 2016.

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