Remote Sensing Data Applications

  • Haruhisa Shimoda
Reference work entry


Application areas of remote sensing are very wide. They can be divided into two areas. One is applications in the Earth environmental monitoring and process studies of the Earth system and another is operational applications. The former can be divided into atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, and their interactions. In this chapter, temperature, water vapor, aerosols and clouds, atmospheric constituents, greenhouse gases, sea surface temperature, sea surface salinity, sea surface wind, ocean color, sea surface height, topography, land cover, soil moisture, carbon cycle, sea ice, snow, and glaciers are described. The latter has wide variety. This chapter cannot cover all the operational application areas. Among them, Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and weather forecasting, fisheries, disasters such as biomass burnings, floods, ship navigations and agriculture are described. In addition to these application areas, some basic processings for applications are also described. These processings include radiative transfer and inversion problem, geometric and radiometric corrections, and classification algorithms.


Aerosol Atmospheric constituents Carbon cycle Cloud Geometric correction Greenhouse gases Land cover Ocean color Radiative transfer Radiometric correction Sea ice Sea surface height Sea surface salinity Sea surface temperature Sea surface wind Snow Soil moisture Temperature Topography Water vapor Weather forecasting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth Observation Research CenterAerospace Exploration AgencyTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Research & Information CenterTokai UniversityShibuya-kuJapan

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