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Laser Remote Sensing by Raymond M. Measures
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Jul 11, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in December, 2007

If you need a comprehensive introduction to Lidar technology, then Raymond Measures' Laser Remote Sensing: Fundamentals and Applications is really your only choice. The book is well written and nicely organized.
The science of light scattering (elastic, Raman, and fluorescence, chapters 2-4) is presented clearly, with appropriately detailed derivations. Elsewhere the level of detail and significance is uneven. I'd like to see a uniform presentation of Lidar engineering principles rather than a spotty coverage with detailed derivations. Two essential topics receive little or no coverage: eye safety restrictions and methods for high-speed detection.

Even with its 1992 update, the book is growing a bit long in the tooth. For instance, Measures notes the future importance of infrared Lidar, but does not teach any of the necessary technology.

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