Earth Observation of Global Change

The Role of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring the Global Environment

Editors: Chuvieco, Emilio (Ed.)

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  • Review of contributions of Earth Observation Data to monitoring Global Change in a wide range of disciplines
  • Covers hyperspectral sensors, optical, radar, lidar, low and high-resolution data and more
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Global Change is increasingly considered a critical topic in environmental research. Remote sensing methods provide a relevant tool to monitor global variables, since they offer a systematic coverage of the Earth Surface, at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. The data provided by Earth Observation Satellites are being operationally used for monitoring atmospheric conditions, ice sheets and glaciar movements, crop dynamism and land use changes, deforestation and desertification processes, as well as water conditions. The book includes an analysis of the leading missions in global Earth observation, and then reviews the main fields in which remote sensing methods are providing vital data for global change studies.

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"Overall the book succeeds as an informatiove handbook on major topics and key variables involving current satellite observations of global change. The topical areas covered and the technical scope are suitable for an interdisciplinary audience of environmental scientists, though I recommend this book to anyone interested in global change from a regional or ecosystem perspective."

John S. Kimball, EOS, Vol. 89, No. 35, 2008


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • International Efforts on Global Change Research

    Pages 1-21

    Alonso, Beatriz (et al.)

  • NASA Earth Observation Satellite Missions for Global Change Research

    Pages 23-47

    Chuvieco, Emilio (et al.)

  • The Role of the European Space Agency in Global Change Observations

    Pages 49-57

    Arino, Olivier

  • Ozone in the Atmosphere

    Pages 59-84

    Calle, Abel (et al.)

  • Remote Sensing of Land-Cover and Land-Use Dynamics

    Pages 85-108

    Mayaux, Philippe (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earth Observation of Global Change
Book Subtitle
The Role of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring the Global Environment
Editors
  • Emilio Chuvieco
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6358-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6358-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6357-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9124-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 223
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