Regional Climate Studies

Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space

Editors: Bolle, H.-J., Eckardt, M., Koslowsky, D., Maselli, F., Melia Miralles, J., Menenti, M., Olesen, F.-S., Petkov, L., Rasool, S.I., Griend, A. (Eds.)

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1. 1 Space View and Ground Observations 1 1. 2 Mediterranean Climatic Environment 2 1. 3 Processes at Surfaces 10 1. 3. 1 Deforestation and Land-use Changes 10 1. 3. 2 Water Related Problems 16 1. 3. 3 Fire, Grazing, and Land Degradation 19 1. 3. 4 Drought, Floods, Frost, and Desertification 21 1. 3. 5 Coupling Between Surface and Atmosphere: The Role of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer 25 1. 4 Role and Capabilities of Measurements Made From Space 30 1. 4. 1 Research Programmes 30 1. 4. 2 Expected Information 32 1. 4. 3 Research Strategy 33 1. 4. 4 Observation of Changes in Heterogeneous Landscapes: Spatial and Temporal Scales 35 1. 4. 5 Land-surface Change Indicators Observable from Space 36 Spectral Characteristics of Vegetation and Soils (36); Responses of Remote Sensing Signals to Changes of Land-surface Properties (40) 1. 5 About this Book 48 Chapter 2 Processing and Archiving of Satellite and Ancillary Data 51 2. 1 Introduction 51 2. 2 The Remote Sensing Data Base 55 2. 2. 1 Satellite Instruments 55 The NOAA Observing System (55); Meteosat (57); Nimbus-7 (59); Landsat (59); SPOT (61); DMSP (62); ERS-1 and ERS-2 (62); TRMM (63); Terra (64); Envisat (65); Aqua (66) 2. 2. 2 Aircraft Instruments 66 The Use of Aircraft for Land-surface Process Studies (66); AVIRIS (67); TMS (68); AIRSAR (68); DIAL (69) 2. 3 Reception, Acquisition and Availability of Satellite Data 70 2. 3.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediterranean Land-surface Processes Assessed from Space
Editors
  • Hans-Jürgen Bolle
  • Matthias Eckardt
  • Dirk Koslowsky
  • Fabio Maselli
  • Joaquin Melia Miralles
  • Massimo Menenti
  • Folke-Sören Olesen
  • Ljiljana Petkov
  • S. Ichtiaque Rasool
  • Adriaan Griend
Series Title
Regional Climate Studies
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-45310-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-45310-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-40151-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44364-0
Series ISSN
1862-0248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 760
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