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Remote Sensing Advances for Earth System Science

The ESA Changing Earth Science Network: Projects 2009-2011

Authors: Fernández-Prieto, Diego, Sabia, Roberto

  • Advanced exploitation of ESA satellite data in the framework of climate change
  • Broad overview of Earth System Science applications
  • Presents leading-edge research activities of ESA's young scientists
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To better understand the various processes and interactions that govern the Earth system and to determine whether recent human-induced changes could ultimately de-stabilise its dynamics, both natural system variability and the consequences of human activities have to be observed and quantified. In this context, the European Space Agency (ESA) published in 2006 the document “The Changing Earth: New Scientific Challenges for ESA's Living Planet Programme” as the main driver of ESA’s new Earth Observation (EO) science strategy. The document outlines 25 major scientific challenges covering all the different aspects of the Earth system, where EO technology and ESA missions may provide a key contribution. In this framework, and aiming at enhancing the ESA scientific support towards the achievement of “The Challenges”, the Agency has launched in 2008 a new initiative – the Changing Earth Science Network – to support young scientists to undertake leading-edge research activities contributing to achieve the 25 scientific challenges of the LPP by maximising the use of ESA data. The initiative is implemented through a number of research projects proposed and led by early-stage scientists at post-doctoral level for a period of two years which are summarized in this SpringerBrief. These projects undertake innovative research activities furthering into the most pressing issues of the Earth system, while exploiting ESA missions data with special attention to the ESA data archives and the new Earth Explorer missions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Changing Earth Science Network: Projects 2009–2011

    Fernández-Prieto, Diego (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • CARBONGASES—Retrieval and Analysis of Carbon Dioxide and Methane Greenhouse Gases from SCIAMACHY on Envisat

    Schneising, Oliver

    Pages 9-19

  • CLARIFI—Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect in Cloudy Scenes Retrieved from Space–Borne Spectrometers

    Graaf, Martin

    Pages 21-29

  • DIMITRI—Diagnostics of Mixing and Transport in Atmospheric Interfaces

    Palazzi, Elisa

    Pages 31-38

  • OCCUR—Study of the Chemistry−Climate Coupling in the UTLS Region with Satellite Measurements

    Papandrea, Enzo (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing Advances for Earth System Science
Book Subtitle
The ESA Changing Earth Science Network: Projects 2009-2011
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32521-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32521-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-32520-5
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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