Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change

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

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Satellite-Based Applications and Research for Understanding Climate Change

    Powell, Alfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Calibrating a System of Satellite Instruments

    Cao, Changyong (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

  • MODIS Instrument Characteristics, Performance, and Data for Climate Studies

    Salomonson, Vincent V. (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Evaluation of the Temperature Trend and Climate Forcing in the Pre- and Post Periods of Satellite Data Assimilation

    Powell, Alfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

  • Development of the Global Multispectral Imager Thermal Emissive FCDRs

    Hao, Xianjun (et al.)

    Pages 67-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Satellite-based Applications on Climate Change
Editors
  • John Qu
  • Alfred Powell
  • M.V.K. Sivakumar
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5872-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5872-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5871-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9988-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 371
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