Satellite Observations of North American Climate Change

  • George OhringEmail author
  • Peter Romanov
  • Ralph Ferraro
  • Andrew Heidinger
  • Istvan Laszlo
  • Cheng-Zhi Zou
  • Mike Foster
Part of the Regional Climate Studies book series (REGCLIMATE)


For the distant past, our observational record of climate change in North America is based on paleoclimatic proxy data, as discussed in Chap. 1. For the last 150 years or so, systematic, continuous instrumental measurements at weather stations have been the primary source of the climate record, as reviewed in Chap. 2. For the last four decades, observations of the Earth from space have provided a new source of information. This chapter focuses on the results of satellite measurements of the atmosphere and surface of North America.


Normalize Difference Vegetation Index Snow Cover Tropical Rainfall Measure Mission Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Ohring
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Romanov
    • 2
  • Ralph Ferraro
    • 1
  • Andrew Heidinger
    • 3
  • Istvan Laszlo
    • 1
  • Cheng-Zhi Zou
    • 1
  • Mike Foster
    • 4
  1. 1.National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Center for Satellite Applications and ResearchCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Center for Satellite Applications and ResearchMadisonUSA
  4. 4.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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