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The hazards that we are facing from geohazards seem to be getting worse, specifically with the effect of accelerating inhabitants and international weather swap. This choice of papers illustrates how distant sensing applied sciences - measuring, mapping and tracking the Earths floor from airplane or satellites - might help us to speedily realize and higher deal with geohazards. The dangerous terrains tested contain parts of landslides, flooding, erosion, infected land, shrink-swell clays, subsidence, seismic job and volcanic landforms. Key points of distant sensing are brought, making this a booklet which may simply be learn via those people who are surprising with distant sensing. The featured distant sensing platforms contain aerial images and photogrammetry, thermal scanning, hyperspectral sensors, airborne laser altimetry (LiDAR), radar interferometry and multispectral satellites (Landsat, ASTER). comparable applied sciences and methodologies, resembling the processing of electronic Elevation types and knowledge research utilizing Geographical details structures, also are discussed.

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Subglacial lakes and jo¨kulhlaups in Iceland. Global and Planetary Change, 35, 255– 271. B JO¨ RNSSON , H. & E INARSSON , P. 1990. Volcanoes beneath Vatnajo¨kull, Iceland: evidence from radio echo-sounding, earthquakes and jo¨kulhlaups. Jo¨kull, 40, 147–168. ¨ TN TEMPERATURE COMPARISONS, GRIMSVO B JO¨ RNSSON , H. & G UÐMUNDSSON , M. T. 1993. Variations in the thermal output of the subglacial Grı´msvo¨tn Caldera, Iceland. Geophysical Research Letters, 20, 2127–2130. , D AUTEUIL , O. & V AN V LEIT -L ANO¨ E , B.

M ILSOM , J. 1997. Gravity and magnetic studies of the subglacial Grı´msvo¨tn volcano, Iceland. Implications for crustal and thermal structure. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 7691– 7704. G UÐMUNDSSON , M. , S IGMUNDSSON , F. & B JO¨ RNSSON , H. 1997. Ice– volcano interaction of the 1996 Gja´lp subglacial eruption, Vatnajo¨kull, Iceland. Nature, 389, 954 –957. G UÐMUNDSSON , M. , B JO¨ RNSSON , H. & H O¨ GNADO´ TTIR , TH . 2002. The hyaloclastite ridge formed in the subglacial 1996 eruption in Gja´lp, Vatnajo¨kull, Iceland: present-day shape and future preservation.

We wish to thank the NERC ARSF aircrew and ground staff for acquiring the data in 2001, and W. Mockridge and A. K. Wilson for all their assistance in pre-processing the data. We thank M. Ball for his assistance in converting radiance, and G. Davies for technical support. We thank volunteers of the Iceland Glaciological Society, led by K. Langley, who collected the ground truth data on 4 June 2001. Finally, we thank the reviewers for their useful and constructive comments on this paper. References A ZIMUTH SYSTEM 2001.

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