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Earth Sciences in the Age of the Satellite

  • Jean Pouquet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction From Galileo to Aldrin and Armstrong

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  3. Basic Principles of Remote Detection

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    3. Back Matter
      Pages 38-38
  4. Artificial Satellites and Remote Detection

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    6. Back Matter
      Pages 91-92
  5. Applications to Earth Sciences

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 137-169

About this book

Introduction

Renaissance man " ... discovered many a mechanical marvel .... The achievement of the astronauts '" opened up comparable prospects to the men of today, but of infinitely wider scope". C. LUCET, French Ambassador to the United States.· "Any future ... must inevitably pass through the channel of combined disciplines ... (from which) will arise a humanization of state-of-the-art technology, and updating of methods of Earth Science." Author unknown.·· "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality tomorrow." ROBERT GODDARD, American physicist. This'phrase has become the symbol of NASA . • Is there a crisis of the spirit?, Bu/. Soc. Prof. Fr. en Amer. (1969) p. 9. *. La recherchespatiale [Space Research] (May 1969) p. 15. INTRODUCTION FROM GALILEO TO ALDRIN AND ARMSTRONG In 1610, Galileo observed the surface of the Moon through the lens which bears his name and announced that, contrary to official opinion, its surface was irregular and not smooth. We now know that this observation -and many others ofGalileo-was a correct one, but the opposition that always arises against research too far ahead of its time resulted in his condemnation.

Keywords

energy formation geoscience glaciology ocean oceanography production radiation research satellite volcano

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Pouquet
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  1. 1.University of Aix-MarseilleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2188-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2190-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2188-3
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