Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing

Vol. 1: Science and Instruments

  • John J. Qu
  • Wei Gao
  • Menas Kafatos
  • Robert E. Murphy
  • Vincent V. Salomonson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Menas Kafatos, John J. Qu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Vincent V. Salomonson, William Barnes, Edward J. Masuoka
    Pages 12-32
  4. Xiaoxiong Xiong, Alice Isaacman, William Barnes
    Pages 33-49
  5. Robert E. Wolfe
    Pages 50-73
  6. Bryan A. Baum, Steven Platnick
    Pages 74-91
  7. D. Allen Chu, Lorraine Remer
    Pages 92-110
  8. Robert E. Wolfe, Nazmi Saleous
    Pages 111-122
  9. Dorothy K. Hall, George A. Riggs, Vincent V. Salomonson
    Pages 154-181
  10. Robert E. Murphy
    Pages 182-198
  11. R. E. Murphy, Phillip Ardanuy, Frank J. Deluccia, J. E. Clement, Carl F. Schueler
    Pages 199-223
  12. Fuzhong Weng
    Pages 224-242
  13. Mitchell D. Goldberg, Fuzhong Weng
    Pages 243-253
  14. Joel Susskind
    Pages 254-278
  15. Lawrence E. Flynn, Colin J. Seftor, Jack C. Larsen, Philippe Xu
    Pages 279-296
  16. Long S. Chiu, Dong-Bin Shin, John Kwiatkowski
    Pages 317-336
  17. Yimin Ji, Erich Stocker
    Pages 363-391
  18. Wenjian Zhang, Jianmin Xu, Chaohua Dong, Jun Yang
    Pages 392-413
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 414-418

About this book


Satellite remote sensing for Earth science data has been rapidly expanding during the last decade. Volume 1 of this two volume monograph covers missions/sensors, such as Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), and Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU). It also discusses the NPOESS and NPP missions. Emphasis was placed on the recently launched Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board of both Terra and Aqua. Some key MODIS science team members were invited to contribute several chapters. The core of this monograph arose from the workshop for Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing held at George Mason University (GMU) in October 2002. Both volumes are designed to give scientists and graduate students with limited remote sensing background a thorough introduction to current and future NASA, NOAA and other Earth science remote sensing missions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John J. Qu
    • 1
  • Wei Gao
    • 2
  • Menas Kafatos
    • 3
    • 4
  • Robert E. Murphy
    • 5
  • Vincent V. Salomonson
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Computational SciencesGeorge Mason UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Natural Resource Ecology LaboratoryColorado State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Center for Earth Observing and Space ResearchGeorge Mason UniversityUSA
  4. 4.School of Computational SciencesGeorge Mason UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Code 920, NASA GSFCNPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), NOAAGreenbeltUSA
  6. 6.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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