Advances in Global Change Research

Remote Sensing and Climate Modeling: Synergies and Limitations

Editors: Beniston, Martin, Verstraete, Michel M. (Eds.)

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1 2 Michel M. VERSTRAETE and Martin BENISTON 1 Space Applications Institute, EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy 2 Department of Geography, University of Fribourg, Switzerland This volume contains the proceedings ofthe workshop entitled “Satellite Remote Sensing and Climate Simulations: Synergies and Limitations” that took place in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, September 20–24, 1999. This international scientific conference aimed at addressing the current and pot- tial role of satellite remote sensing in climate modeling, with a particular focus on land surface processes and atmospheric aerosol characterization. Global and regional circulation models incorporate our knowledge ofthe dynamics ofthe Earth's atmosphere. They are used to predict the evolution of the weather and climate. Mathematically, this system is represented by a set ofpartial differential equations whose solution requires initial and bo- dary conditions. Limitations in the accuracy and geographical distribution of these constraints, and intrinsic mathematical sensitivity to these conditions do not allow the identification of a unique solution (prediction). Additional observations on the climate system are thus used to constrain the forecasts of the mathematical model to remain close to the observed state ofthe system.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • A global vegetation index for SeaWiFS: Design and applications

    Pages 5-21

    Gobron, N. (et al.)

  • Modeling sensible heat flux using estimates of soil and vegetation temperatures: the HEIFE and IMGRASS experiments

    Pages 23-49

    Jia, Li (et al.)

  • Exploitation of Surface Albedo Derived From the Meteosat Data to Characterize Land Surface Changes

    Pages 51-67

    Pinty, Bernard (et al.)

  • Towards a Climatology of Australian Land Surface Albedo for use in Climate Models

    Pages 69-84

    Grant, Ian F.

  • Collocated surface and satellite observations as constraints for Earth radiation budget simulations with global climate models

    Pages 85-102

    Wild, Martin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing and Climate Modeling: Synergies and Limitations
Editors
  • Martin Beniston
  • Michel M. Verstraete
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48149-9
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48149-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6801-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5648-1
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 346
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