© 1996

Radiation and Water in the Climate System

Remote Measurements

  • Ehrhard Raschke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Some Background on Observations, Data Assimilation and Modeling

  3. Remote Sensing of Clouds, Radiation and Precipitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. William B. Rossow
      Pages 175-191
    3. William B. Rossow
      Pages 193-216
    4. Eugene E. Clothiaux, T. P. Ackerman, David M. Babb
      Pages 323-366
  4. Properties and Processes at Ground

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Simonetta Paloscia
      Pages 369-400
    3. W. G. M. Bastiaanssen, M. Menenti, A. J. Dolman, R. A. Feddes, H. Pelgrum
      Pages 401-429
    4. Peter Schlüssel
      Pages 431-461

About these proceedings


The search for an accurate knowledge of the transfer of energy and water in our climate system and of all participating processes is still a burning issue within environmental and climate research. More reliable ways should be found to model them in their complex interplay with cascades of processes in that system, and their impact on all our resources on earth. Such modelling needs also validation with accurate and complete observations which in turn should also enable to observe variations of climate components. These are the goals of the Global Energy and Water Experiment (GEWEX), which began its work about 8 years ago. Many advanced remote sensing capabilities have now been developed, of which only a few will enter into satellite based platforms. These new developments should be brought to the attention of a broader community of younger scientists, in particular of those countries which quite recently could open their borders for free exchanges.


Climate change Climatology Energie- und Wasserkreisläufe Energy and water cycles Fernerkundung Klimatologie Klimaänderung Precipitation Radiometer Rain Remote sensing Scale Snow Weather satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Ehrhard Raschke
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AtmosphärenphysikGKSS-ForschungszentrumGeesthachtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiation and Water in the Climate System
  • Book Subtitle Remote Measurements
  • Editors Ehrhard Raschke
  • Series Title Nato ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-61470-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08261-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03289-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 617
  • Number of Illustrations 300 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
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