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Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing

Vol.1: Science and Instruments

  • Provides information on the Earth science remote sensing data information and data format such as HDF-EOS, and tools

  • Evaluates the current data processing approaches

  • Introduces data searching and ordering from different public domains

  • Explores the remote sensing and GIS migration products and WebGIS applications

  • Quality full color illustrations

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction to Science and Instruments

    • Menas Kafatos, John J. Qu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Introduction to MODIS and an Overview of Associated Activities

    • Vincent V. Salomonson, William Barnes, Edward J. Masuoka
    Pages 12-32
  4. MODIS Level-1B Products

    • Xiaoxiong Xiong, Alice Isaacman, William Barnes
    Pages 33-49
  5. MODIS Geolocation

    • Robert E. Wolfe
    Pages 50-73
  6. Introduction to MODIS Cloud Products

    • Bryan A. Baum, Steven Platnick
    Pages 74-91
  7. MODIS Observation of Aerosol Loading from 2000 to 2004

    • D. Allen Chu, Lorraine Remer
    Pages 92-110
  8. MODIS Land Products and Data Processing

    • Robert E. Wolfe, Nazmi Saleous
    Pages 111-122
  9. MODIS Snow and Sea Ice Products

    • Dorothy K. Hall, George A. Riggs, Vincent V. Salomonson
    Pages 154-181
  10. The NPOESS Preparatory Project

    • Robert E. Murphy
    Pages 182-198
  11. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite

    • R. E. Murphy, Phillip Ardanuy, Frank J. Deluccia, J. E. Clement, Carl F. Schueler
    Pages 199-223
  12. Conically Scanned Microwave Imager Sounder

    • Fuzhong Weng
    Pages 224-242
  13. Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder

    • Mitchell D. Goldberg, Fuzhong Weng
    Pages 243-253
  14. Introduction to AIRS and CrIS

    • Joel Susskind
    Pages 254-278
  15. The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite

    • Lawrence E. Flynn, Colin J. Seftor, Jack C. Larsen, Philippe Xu
    Pages 279-296
  16. Surface Rain Rates from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite Algorithms

    • Long S. Chiu, Dong-Bin Shin, John Kwiatkowski
    Pages 317-336
  17. TRMM Fire Algorithm, Product and Applications

    • Yimin Ji, Erich Stocker
    Pages 363-391

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.

Keywords

  • EOS
  • NASA
  • NOAA
  • TUP
  • digital elevation model
  • remote sensing/photogrammetry
  • air pollution and air quality

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Computational Sciences, George Mason University, USA

    John J. Qu, Menas Kafatos

  • Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, USA

    Wei Gao

  • Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, George Mason University, USA

    Menas Kafatos

  • Code 920, NASA GSFC, NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), NOAA, Greenbelt, USA

    Robert E. Murphy

  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA

    Vincent V. Salomonson

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-37293-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)