Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry

Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation

Editors: Andronache, Constantin (Ed.)

  • Provides in-depth understanding of remote sensing of clouds and precipitation from local to global scales
  • Features current research examples and case studies, and discusses the latest advances in the field 
  • Presents insights into advanced research methods from a team of experienced chapter authors with wide-ranging expertise
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About this book

This book presents current applications of remote sensing techniques for clouds and precipitation for the benefit of students, educators, and scientists. It covers ground-based systems such as weather radars and spaceborne instruments on satellites. Measurements and modeling of precipitation are at the core of weather forecasting, and long-term observations of the cloud system are vital to improving atmospheric models and climate projections. The first section of the book focuses on the use of ground-based weather radars to observe and measure precipitation and to detect and forecast storms, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. It also discusses the observation of clouds using ground-based millimeter radar. The second part of the book concentrates on spaceborne remote sensing of clouds and precipitation. It includes cases from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, using satellite radars to observe precipitation systems. Then, the focus is on global cloud observations from the ClaudSat, Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO), including a perspective on the Earth Clouds, Aerosols, and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) satellite. It also addresses global atmospheric water vapor profiling for clear and cloudy conditions using microwave observations. The final part of this volume provides a perspective into advances in cloud modeling using remote sensing observations.


About the authors

Constantin Andronache is a Senior Researcher at Boston College. He specializes in the study of atmospheric aerosol and clouds and their role in the climate system. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andronache, Constantin

    Pages 3-13

  • Weather Radars

    Kumjian, Matthew R.

    Pages 15-63

  • Ground-Based Radar Technologies for Tornado Observations

    Bodine, David J. (et al.)

    Pages 65-112

  • Ground-Based Weather Radar to Investigate Thunderstorms

    Baldini, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 113-135

  • Cloud Radars

    Maesaka, Takeshi

    Pages 137-152

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72583-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72582-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing of Clouds and Precipitation
Editors
  • Constantin Andronache
Series Title
Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72583-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72583-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72582-6
Series ISSN
2198-0721
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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