By: Stanley Q Kidder and Thomas H Vonder Haar
At last, a book that has what every atmospheric science and meteorology student should know about satellite meteorology: the orbits of satellites, the instruments they carry, the radiation they detect, and, most importantly, the fundamental atmospheric data that can be retrieved from their observations. Of special interest are sections on: Remote sensing of atmospheric temperature, trace gases, winds, cloud and aerosol data, precipitation, and radiation budget; Satellite image interpretation; Satellite orbits and navigation; and Radiative transfer fundamentals.
This excellent, comprehensive book is far more than an introduction to satellite meteorology; it begins with the basics of radiation and a physical understanding of measurements from space and how they are converted to useful parameters...Good index. Great material for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. --Choice
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