Remote Sensing of the European Seas

Editors: Barale, Vittorio, Gade, Martin (Eds.)

  • Focus on the issues, peculiarities and special challenges of the European Seas
  • Complete and thorough review of the current Earth Observations potential
  • Section devoted to multi-technique assessments of the marine environment
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The enclosed and marginal seas surrounding the European continent exhibit a wide spectrum of environmental traits, ranging from sub-polar to sub-tropical climates, from shallow continental shelves to deep oceanic basins, from pristine marine reserves to regions impacted by countless economic and recreational activities. Understanding the inner workings of these seas – aiming to reconcile the conflicting needs of protecting their ecological balance and exploiting their natural resources – requires adequate observation systems, integrating both in situ and remote sensing techniques. This volume reviews the current potential of Earth Observations, while devoting particular attention to applications dealing with the issues, peculiarities and special challenges posed by the European Seas. The assessment of surface parameters by means of passive techniques – which measure reflected visible and near-infrared sunlight, or surface emissions in the thermal infrared or microwave spectral regions – is addressed. Active techniques – which use transmitted impulses of visible or microwave radiation, for a subsequent evaluation of the signal returned by the water surface – are covered as well. An in-depth analysis of the specific merits and drawbacks of each spectral region, and of both passive and active techniques, provides clues to help compose the unique mosaic of dynamical and bio-geo-chemical features of the European Seas.

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Scientists and researchers working in the field of Earth and Marine Science. Lecturers and tutors, as well as (graduate) students, in the same field. Academic Libraries.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • The European Marginal and Enclosed Seas: An Overview

    Barale, Vittorio

    Pages 3-22

  • Remote Sensing of the European Seas: A Historical Outlook

    Allan, T. D.

    Pages 23-32

  • Ocean Colour Remote Sensing of the Optically Complex European Seas

    Berthon, J. -F. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • Case Studies of Optical Remote Sensing in the Barents Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea

    Kopelevich, O. V. (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

  • Variations in the Phytoplankton of the North-Eastern Atlantic Ocean: From the Irish Sea to the Bay of Biscay

    Lavender, S. J. (et al.)

    Pages 67-78

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing of the European Seas
Editors
  • Vittorio Barale
  • Martin Gade
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6772-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6772-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6771-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7720-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 514
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 illustrations in colour
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