© 2002

Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean from Space: Models, Instruments and Techniques

  • Frank S. Marzano
  • Guido Visconti

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Models and Inversion Methods for Remote Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. P. Gobbi, F. Barnaba
      Pages 3-18
    3. E D R. Westwater
      Pages 35-47
    4. Nazzareno Pierdicca
      Pages 49-64
  3. Atmospheric Remote Sensing by Microwave and Visible-Infrared Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Stefan BüHler
      Pages 79-88
    3. Frank S. Marzano, Alberto Mugnai, F. Joseph Turk
      Pages 107-126
    4. Vincenzo Levizzani
      Pages 127-143
    5. G. L. Liberti, F. Chéruy
      Pages 145-162
  4. Ocean Remote Sensing by Microwave and Visible-Infrared Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Stefano Pierini
      Pages 165-182
    3. Maurizio Migliaccio
      Pages 183-199
    4. Rosalia Santoleri, Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli, Viva Banzon
      Pages 201-214
  5. Data Assimilation and Remote Sensing Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Rossella Ferretti
      Pages 217-229
    3. Christian Mätzler
      Pages 231-246

About this book


This book is a collection of the lectures, held at the International Summer School ISSAOS-2000 in L'Aquila (Italy), given by invited lecturers coming from both Europe and the USA. The goal of the book is to provide a broad panorama of spaceborne remote sensing techniques, at both microwave and visible-infrared bands and by both active and passive sensors, for the retrieval of atmospheric and oceanic parameters. A significant emphasis is given to the physical modeling background, instrument potential and limitations, inversion methods and applications. Topics on international remote sensing programs and assimilation techniques into numerical weather forecast models are also touched.

The main purpose of the book is to offer to young scientists, Ph.D. or equivalent students, and to all who would like to have a broad-spectrum understanding of spaceborne remote sensing capabilities, introductory material to each remote sensing topic written by the most qualified experts in the field.


Aerosol Cloud Inversion Ocean Precipitation Profil Radiometer Rain Scale remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank S. Marzano
    • 1
  • Guido Visconti
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Excellence CETEMPSUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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