Earth Observation of Global Change

The Role of Satellite Remote Sensing in Monitoring the Global Environment

  • Emilio Chuvieco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Beatriz Alonso, Fernando Valladares
    Pages 1-21
  3. Abel Calle, Jose Luis Casanova
    Pages 59-84
  4. Philippe Mayaux, Hugh Eva, Andreas Brink, Frédéric Achard, Alan Belward
    Pages 85-108
  5. Emilio Chuvieco
    Pages 109-142
  6. Manuel Cantón-Garbín
    Pages 143-168
  7. Richard Kelly, Dorothy K. Hall
    Pages 189-219
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


Global Change is increasingly considered a critical topic in environmental research. Remote sensing methods provide a relevant tool to monitor global variables, since they offer a systematic coverage of the Earth Surface, at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. The data provided by Earth Observation Satellites are being operationally used for monitoring atmospheric conditions, ice sheets and glaciar movements, crop dynamism and land use changes, deforestation and desertification processes, as well as water conditions. The book includes an analysis of the leading missions in global Earth observation, and then reviews the main fields in which remote sensing methods are providing vital data for global change studies.

Audience: Academic libraries, practitioners, professionals, scientists, researchers, lecturers, tutors, graduates, undergraduates


Earth Observation Satellites Environmental change Global change Snow biomass environment remote sensing satellite water

Editors and affiliations

  • Emilio Chuvieco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of AlcaláSpain

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