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Earth Observation of Global Change : The Role of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring the Global Environment

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4020-6358-9

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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.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth Observation Satellites, Environmental change, Global change, Snow, biomass, environment, remote sensing, satellite, water, remote sensing, photogrammetry, ecotoxicology, water quality and water pollution, Geographical Information Systems, Cartography, Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, Aquatic Pollution