Earth System Monitoring

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • John Orcutt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Helen T. Yap
    Pages 77-106
  3. Margaret Lowman
    Pages 107-121
  4. Victor Zlotnicki, Srinivas Bettadpur, Felix W. Landerer, Michael M. Watkins
    Pages 123-152
  5. Rui M. Ponte
    Pages 153-180
  6. Philippe Drobinski, Philippe Cocquerez, A. Doerenbecher, Terrence Hock, C. Lavaysse, D. Parsons et al.
    Pages 181-197
  7. Robert B. Waide, McOwiti O. Thomas
    Pages 233-268
  8. Maria Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez
    Pages 269-289
  9. Luis Gimeno, Raquel Nieto, Anita Drumond, Ana María Durán-Quesada
    Pages 291-318
  10. O. Schofield, S. M. Glenn, M. A. Moline, M. Oliver, A. Irwin, Y. Chao et al.
    Pages 319-336
  11. Mervin Fingas, Carl Brown
    Pages 337-388
  12. Frank E. Muller-Karger
    Pages 389-419
  13. Steve Chien, Veerachai Tanpipat
    Pages 421-438
  14. Heidi M. Dierssen, Kaylan Randolph
    Pages 439-472
  15. Clifford Thurber, Stephanie Prejean
    Pages 473-505
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 507-518

About this book


Modern Earth System Monitoring represents a fundamental change in the way scientists study the Earth System.  In Oceanography, for the past two centuries, ships have provided the platforms for observing.  Expeditions on the continents and Earth’s poles are land-based analogues. Fundamental understanding of current systems, climate, natural hazards, and ecosystems has been greatly advanced. While these approaches have been remarkably successful, the need to establish measurements over time can only be made using Earth observations and observatories with exacting standards and continuous data.  The 19 peer-reviewed contributions in this volume provide early insights into this emerging view of Earth in both space and time in which change is a critical component of our growing understanding.

Presents 19 authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Covers a wide range of data collection platforms, including satellite remote sensing, aerial surveys, and land- and ocean-based monitoring stations

Features a glossary of key terms and a concise definition of the subject for each contribution

Written for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals in academia, industry, and government


Airborne Remote Sensing Aircraft Atmospheric Measurements Contemporary Sea Level Variations Coral Reef Ecosystems DIAL Driftsondes Earth System Environmental Literacy Earth System Monitoring Earth System Monitoring Sustainability Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology GRACE Hurricane Tracking Monsoon Tracking Ocean Acidification Ocean Circulation Ocean Heat Content Ocean Temperature Oil Spill Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Space Atmospheric Measurements Volcanoes

Editors and affiliations

  • John Orcutt
    • 1
  1. 1., Scripps Insitution of OceanographyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5683-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5684-1
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