Satellite-based applications on climate change John J. Qu, Alfred M. Powell, M.V.K. Sivakumar, editors.
Contributor(s): Qu, John J | Powell, Alfred M | Siva Kumar, M. V. K.Series: Springer atmospheric sciences: Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2013Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Observations | Meteorological satellites | Satellite meteorology
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
An Introduction to Satellite-Based Applications and Research for Understanding Climate Change / Alfred M. Powell Jr., John J. Qu -- Calibrating a System of Satellite Instruments / Changyong Cao, Ruiyue Chen, Sirish Uprety -- MODIS Instrument Characteristics, Performance, and Data for Climate Studies / Vincent V. Salomonson, Xiaoxiong Xiong -- Evaluation of the Temperature Trend and Climate Forcing in the Pre- and Post Periods of Satellite Data Assimilation / Alfred M. Powell Jr., Jianjun Xu -- Development of the Global Multispectral Imager Thermal Emissive FCDRs / Xianjun Hao, John J. Qu -- Global Precipitation Monitoring / Ralph Ferraro, Thomas Smith -- Developing a Historical Precipitation Record / Thomas M. Smith -- Atmospheric Temperature Climate Data Records from Satellite Microwave Sounders / Cheng-Zhi Zou -- Monitoring Change in the Arctic / Jeffrey R. Key, Xuanji Wang, Yinghui Liu -- Assessing Hurricane Intensity Using Satellites / Mark DeMaria, John A. Knaff, Raymond Zehr -- Satellite-Based Ocean Surface Turbulent Fluxes / Long S. Chiu, Si Gao, Chung-Lin Shie -- Satellite-Monitored Snow Cover in the Climate System / Li Xu -- Evapotranspiration Estimates from Remote Sensing for Irrigation Water Management / Timothy C. Martin, Richard G. Allen -- Snow Cover / Peter Romanov -- Climate-Scale Oceanic Rainfall Based on Passive Microwave Radiometry / Long S. Chiu, Si Gao, Dong-Bin Shin -- Integrating Landsat with MODIS Products for Vegetation Monitoring / Feng Gao -- Satellite Applications for Detecting Vegetation Phenology / Min Li, John J. Qu -- Monitoring a Sentinel Species from Satellites: Detecting Emiliania huxleyi in 25 Years of AVHRR Imagery / Stephanie Schollaert Uz -- Land Surface Temperature (LST) Retrieval from GOES Satellite Observations / Donglian Sun, Yunyue Yu -- Remote Sensing of Leaf, Canopy, and Vegetation Water Contents for Satellite Environmental Data Records / E. Raymond Hunt Jr., Susan L. Ustin -- Recent Advances and Challenges of Monitoring Climate Change from Space / John J. Qu, Alfred M. Powell Jr.
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.