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Earth Sciences & Geography - Earth System Sciences | Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change

Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change

Qu, John, Powell, Alfred, Sivakumar, M.V.K. (Eds.)

2013, X, 371 p. 136 illus., 107 illus. in color.

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  • Presents the latest advances in satellite-based remote sensing applications and research for monitoring the Earth climate change- ranging from applications in climate and atmospheric science to hydrology, oceanography, cryology, land surface and ecological studies 
  • Covers key technical aspects such as instrumentation, calibration, data analysis, and GIS tools for decision-making 
  • Key book for Earth and environmental scientists, and remote sensing specialists, working in universities and national agencies. It could also be used as resources for seminar courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level
Climate and other environmental changes are drawing unprecedented concern and attention from national governments, international organizations and local communities. Global warming has left noticeable impacts on the environment and the ecosystems it supports (including humans), and has important implications for sustainable economic and social development in the future. Satellite observations of climate and environmental change have become an increasingly important tool in recent years in helping to shape the response of international communities to this critical global challenge.

The book presents the latest advances in satellite-based remote sensing of the Earth’s environment - ranging from applications in climate and atmospheric science to hydrology, oceanography, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology and fire studies. Introductory chapters also cover key technical aspects such as instrumentation, calibration, data analysis, and GIS tools for decision-making.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Atmospheric sciences - Climate Change - GIS - Oceanography - Remote sensing

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Climatology - Earth System Sciences - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis

Table of contents 

From the Contents: Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing of Climate.- Overview of Satellite-based Measurements and Applications.- Calibrating A System of Satellites.- MODIS Ten Year Performance to Support Climate Change Study.- Introduction to NOAA Climate Data Record Program.- Comparison of Trends and Solar Forcing in MSU, ERA-40 and NCEP/NCAR Analysis of Stratospheric and Tropospheric Temperature in the period of 1979-2002.- Development of the Global Mutispectral Imager Thermal Emissive FCDRs.- Atmospheric and climate applications.- Global Precipitation Monitoring.- Developing a Historical Precipitation Record.- Atmospheric Temperature Climate Data Records from Satellite Microwave Sounders.

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Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India

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