Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alfred M. Powell Jr., John J. Qu, Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
    Pages 1-12
  3. Changyong Cao, Ruiyue Chen, Sirish Uprety
    Pages 13-29
  4. Vincent V. Salomonson, Xiaoxiong Xiong
    Pages 31-48
  5. Ralph Ferraro, Thomas Smith
    Pages 81-93
  6. Thomas M. Smith
    Pages 95-106
  7. Jeffrey R. Key, Xuanji Wang, Yinghui Liu
    Pages 127-149
  8. Mark DeMaria, John A. Knaff, Raymond Zehr
    Pages 151-163
  9. Long S. Chiu, Si Gao, Chung-Lin Shie
    Pages 165-181
  10. Timothy C. Martin, Richard G. Allen, Larry E. Brazil, J. Philip Burkhalter, Jason S. Polly
    Pages 195-216
  11. Peter Romanov
    Pages 217-224
  12. Long S. Chiu, Si Gao, Dong-Bin Shin
    Pages 225-245
  13. Stephanie Schollaert Uz, Christopher W. Brown, Andrew K. Heidinger, Tim J. Smyth, Raghu Murtugudde
    Pages 277-288
  14. John J. Qu, Alfred M. Powell Jr., Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
    Pages 359-366
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 367-371

About this book


Climate and other environmental changes are drawing unprecedented concern and attention from national governments, international organizations and local communities. Global warming has left noticeable impacts on the environment and the ecosystems it supports (including humans), and has important implications for sustainable economic and social development in the future. Satellite observations of climate and environmental change have become an increasingly important tool in recent years in helping to shape the response of international communities to this critical global challenge.

The book presents the latest advances in satellite-based remote sensing of the Earth’s environment - ranging from applications in climate and atmospheric science to hydrology, oceanography, hydrology, geomorphology, ecology and fire studies. Introductory chapters also cover key technical aspects such as instrumentation, calibration, data analysis, and GIS tools for decision-making.


Atmospheric sciences Climate Change GIS Oceanography Remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • John Qu
    • 1
  • Alfred Powell
    • 2
  • M.V.K. Sivakumar
    • 3
  1. 1., Environmental Science and TechnologyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Administration, NOAA/NESDIS, Center for Satellite Application and ResNational Oceanic & AtmosphericCamp SpringsUSA
  3. 3., Climate and Water ProgrammeWorld Meteorological OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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