Earth System Monitoring

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Editors: Orcutt, John (Ed.)

  • Presents 19 authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopaedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
  • Covers a wide range of data collection platforms, including satellite remote sensing, aerial surveys, and land- and ocean-based monitoring stations
  • Features a glossary of key terms and a concise definition of the subject for each contribution
  • Written for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals in academia, industry, and government
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Modern Earth System Monitoring represents a fundamental change in the way scientists study the Earth System.  In Oceanography, for the past two centuries, ships have provided the platforms for observing.  Expeditions on the continents and Earth’s poles are land-based analogues. Fundamental understanding of current systems, climate, natural hazards, and ecosystems has been greatly advanced. While these approaches have been remarkably successful, the need to establish measurements over time can only be made using Earth observations and observatories with exacting standards and continuous data.  The 19 peer-reviewed contributions in this volume provide early insights into this emerging view of Earth in both space and time in which change is a critical component of our growing understanding.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Earth System Monitoring, Introduction

    Orcutt, John

    Pages 1-5

  • Airborne and Space-borne Remote Sensing of Cryosphere

    Jezek, Kenneth C.

    Pages 7-34

  • Aircraft and Space Atmospheric Measurements Using Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL)

    Young, Russell

    Pages 35-61

  • Contemporary Sea Level Variations, Observations and Causes

    Cazenave, Anny

    Pages 63-75

  • Coral Reef Ecosystems

    Yap, Helen T.

    Pages 77-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earth System Monitoring
Book Subtitle
Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Editors
  • John Orcutt
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5684-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5684-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5683-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9870-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 518
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