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Earth observations from space : the first 50 years of scientific achievements /

by National Research Council (U.S.)Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space.; National Research Council (U.S.)Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate..
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2008Description: xii, 129 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0309110955; 9780309110952.Subject(s): Earth sciences -- Remote sensing | Space sciences | Oceanography -- Remote sensing
Contents:
Introduction -- Earth observations from space: the early history -- Weather -- Earth's radiation budget and the role of clouds and aerosols in the climate system -- Atmospheric composition: ozone depletion and global pollution -- Hydrology -- Cryosphere -- Ocean dynamics -- ecosystems and the carbon cycle -- Land-use and land-cover change -- Solid earth -- Conclusions -- Appendixes: A. Examples of scientific accomplishments and relevant satellite missions -- B. Acronyms -- C. Biographical sketches of committee members and staff.
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BOOK BOOK Foothills Lab QE33.2.R4 N385 2008 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-118).

Introduction -- Earth observations from space: the early history -- Weather -- Earth's radiation budget and the role of clouds and aerosols in the climate system -- Atmospheric composition: ozone depletion and global pollution -- Hydrology -- Cryosphere -- Ocean dynamics -- ecosystems and the carbon cycle -- Land-use and land-cover change -- Solid earth -- Conclusions -- Appendixes: A. Examples of scientific accomplishments and relevant satellite missions -- B. Acronyms -- C. Biographical sketches of committee members and staff.

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