Earth Science Satellite Applications

Current and Future Prospects

  • Faisal Hossain

Part of the Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry book series (SPRINGERREMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. International Perspectives of Satellite Earth Observation Data for Societal Benefit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. S. R. Murthy, Deo Raj Gurung, Faisal Mueen Qamer, Sagar Bajracharya, Hammad Gilani, Kabir Uddin et al.
      Pages 27-62
    3. David J. Ganz, Peeranan Towashiraporn, N. M. S. I. Arambepola, Anisur Rahman, Aslam Perwaiz, Senaka Basnayake et al.
      Pages 63-84
    4. Phoebe Oduor, Jaffer Ababu, Robinson Mugo, Hussein Farah, Africa Flores, Ashutosh Limaye et al.
      Pages 85-116
  3. Thematic Perspectives of Satellite Earth Observation Data for Societal Benefit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Guy Schumann, Dalia Kirschbaum, Eric Anderson, Kashif Rashid
      Pages 119-146
    3. Christine M. Lee, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, Naveed Iqbal, Muhammad Ashraf, Benjamin Zaitchik, John Bolten et al.
      Pages 147-171
    4. William Crosson, Ali Akanda, Pietro Ceccato, Sue M. Estes, John A. Haynes, David Saah et al.
      Pages 173-205
    5. Vanessa M. Escobar, Margaret Srinivasan, Sabrina Delgado Arias
      Pages 223-267

About this book


The combined observational power of the multiple earth observing satellites is currently not being harnessed holistically to produce more durable societal benefits. We are not able to take complete advantage of the prolific amount of scientific output and remote sensing data that are emerging rapidly from satellite missions and convert them quickly into decision-making products for users. The current application framework we have appears to be an analog one lacking the absorption bandwidth required to handle scientific research and the voluminous (petabyte-scale) satellite data. This book will tackle this question: "How do we change this course and take full advantage of satellite observational capability for a more sustainable, happier and safer future in the coming decades?"


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Editors and affiliations

  • Faisal Hossain
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33436-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33438-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0721
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-073X
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