Meteorological Satellite Systems

  • Su-Yin Tan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

About this book


“Meteorological Satellite Systems” is a primer on weather satellites and their Earth applications. This book reviews historic developments and recent technological advancements in GEO and polar orbiting meteorological satellites. It explores the evolution of these remote sensing technologies and their capabilities to monitor short- and long-term changes in weather patterns in response to climate change. Satellites developed by various countries, such as U.S. meteorological satellites, EUMETSAT, and Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Indian satellite platforms are reviewed. This book also discusses international efforts to coordinate meteorological remote sensing data collection and sharing.

This title provides a ready and quick reference for information about meteorological satellites. It serves as a useful tool for a broad audience that includes students, academics, private consultants, engineers, scientists, and teachers.


European Meteorological Satellite System Evolution of GEO International Meteorological Collaboration Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Polar Orbiting Satellites Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Satellites Satellite Services Space Applications Space Meteorology Weather Satellites

Authors and affiliations

  • Su-Yin Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Geography and Environmental MgtUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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