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Observations of Earth from Space


Series: Advances in Space Research

Edited By: RP Singh, M Feissel, BD Tapley and CK Schum

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #85326 | ISBN: 0080423477
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The first part of the volume reviews the current status and future development of remote sensing technology for the mapping of geological, vegetation and forest resources. The concept of satellite magnetotelluric sounding was discussed and its importance stressed in the delineation of deeper subsurface information. The integration of satellite, GPS, GIS and advanced computer modelling techniques is emphasised for the management of natural resources. The second chapter regarding the orientation of the Earth focuses on its application to space research and its geophysical implications and impact on global change studies. Contributions of Altimetric Satellites to Solid Earth and Ocean Sciences summarizes the significant role of satellite altimeter data in measuring the general ocean circulation, mesoscale ocean current variability, polar ice topography, and mean sea level change. A total of 42 papers are presented in this volume.


Part 1 Chapter headings and selected papers: use of airborne electromagnetic methods for resource mapping, G.J. Palacky; recent progress in geologic application of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing, H. Watanabe et al; the satellite electromagnetic sounding of the Earth, L. Alperovich and E. Fedorov; combined interpretation of MAGSAT and surface geophysical data, R.P. Singh et al; space material resource identification technology, S. Schneider and T.D. Fay; Wetland recertification and sampling using satellite remote sensing, T.A. Gress et al; artificial intelligence approach for SPOT application project system design, M.J. Lefevre et al; NOAA/AVHRR data for crop productivity estimation in Sweden, P. Persson et al; natural resources evaluation by the use of remote sensing and GIS technology for agricultural development, C.P. Viet and M.N. Phuong; microwave remote sensing of wheat affected by thunderstorms and rain, S.K. Sharma et al. Part 2 The orientation of the planet Earth as observed by modern space techniques: the international Earth rotation service - current results for research on Earth rotation and reference frames, M. Feissel and D. Gambis; monitoring atmospheric winds and pressures for Earth orientation studies, D.A. Salstein; dynamics of the Earth-Moon system, A.L. Whipple; long term changes in the Earth's shape, rotation, and geocenter, M.M. Watkins and R.J. Eanes; Earth rotation and global change, H. Jochmann; interactions between the atmosphere oceans and crust - possible oceanic signals in Earth rotation, T.M. Eubanks. Part 3 Contributions of altimetric satellites to solid Earth and ocean sciences: GEOSAT and ERS-1 radar altimetry over the north Atlantic, K.F. Wakker et al; satellite altimetry - its applications and accuracy assessment, C.K. Shum et al; tracking loop current eddies with satellite altimetry, R.R. Leben and G.H. Born; dual-satellite crossover altimetry for ERS-1/TOPEX, J. Klokocnik and F. Kobrle; sea surface monitoring with ERS-1 35 day repeat, W. Bosch; monitoring continental ice sheets by satellite altimetry, F. Remy et al; author index.

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