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Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing

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  • Represents the first encyclopedic work dedicated to remote sensing

  • Serves as the best point of entry for anyone wishing to explore the world of remote sensing

  • Offers clear, reliable descriptions and plenty of references to help readers continue their research

  • Fulfills the need for a scholarly, yet accessible resource for scientists, engineers, educators, managers, policy makers and anyone interested in the impact and implications of remote sensing

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS)

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Table of contents (170 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. A

    1. Acoustic Radiation

      • Alain Weill
      Pages 1-4
    2. Acoustic Tomography, Ocean

      • Brian Dushaw
      Pages 4-11
    3. Acoustic Waves, Propagation

      • Alain Weill
      Pages 11-13
    4. Acoustic Waves, Scattering

      • Alain Weill
      Pages 13-16
    5. Aerosols

      • Ralph Kahn
      Pages 16-20
    6. Agriculture and Remote Sensing

      • Jerry Hatfield, Susan Moran
      Pages 22-32
    7. Air Pollution

      • Annmarie Eldering
      Pages 32-35
    8. Atmospheric General Circulation Models

      • Joao Teixeira, Mark Taylor, Anders Persson, Georgios Matheou
      Pages 35-37
  3. C

    1. Calibration and Validation

      • Andreas Colliander
      Pages 39-46
    2. Calibration, Microwave Radiometers

      • Christopher Ruf
      Pages 46-47
    3. Calibration, Synthetic Aperture Radars

      • Anthony Freeman
      Pages 51-54
    4. Calibration, Scatterometers

      • David Long
      Pages 54-58
    5. Climate Data Records

      • Eric F. Wood
      Pages 58-58
    6. Climate Monitoring and Prediction

      • Mathew R. P. Sapiano
      Pages 58-68
    7. Cloud Liquid Water

      • Fuzhong Weng
      Pages 68-70
    8. Cloud Properties

      • Matthew Lebsock, Steve Cooper
      Pages 70-73
    9. Coastal Ecosystems

      • Xiaojun Yang
      Pages 73-78

About this book

Remote sensing has revolutionized the scientific study of the Earth by enabling measurements of more detailed and hitherto unexplored phenomena with spatially-extensive and global perspectives. Various disciplines and industries have benefited from the dramatic discoveries enabled by remote sensing. This volume cuts across these disciplines and describes the basic foundations, principles and state of the art of remote sensing. It covers the development of remote sensing, the theoretical underpinnings, forward modeling, commercial applications, and global and international coordination and policy. This first encyclopaedic reference on remote sensing describes the concepts, techniques, instrumentation, data analysis, interpretation, and applications of remote sensing, both airborne and space-based. Scientists, engineers, academics, and students can quickly access answers to their reference questions and direction for further study.

Keywords

  • Applications
  • Atmosphere
  • Cryosphere
  • Earth science
  • Environmental science
  • Geophysics
  • Land
  • Ocean
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite sensors
  • remote sensing/photogrammetry

Editors and Affiliations

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

    Eni G. Njoku

About the editor

Eni G. Njoku is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA.

He has a B.A. from the University of Cambridge, and S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His research focuses on spaceborne microwave sensing with application to land surface hydrology and the global water cycle.

He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1985) and Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1995).

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