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Remote Sensing in Northern Hydrology: Measuring Environmental Change

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 163

By: Claude R Dugua (Editor), Alain Pietroniro (Editor)

167 pages, illustrations, colour & b/w maps

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2005 | #231768 | ISBN: 0875904289
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About this book

The North, with its vast and varied landscapes, sparse population, and cold climate has always challenged its explorers: physically, mentally, logistically, and technically. The scientific community in particular has known such challenges in the past and does so today, especially in light of the projected intensification of climate change at high latitudes. Indeed, there are clear signs that change is already ongoing in many environmental variables: Air temperature and annual precipitation (including snowfall) are increasing in many regions; spring snow cover extent is decreasing; lake and river ice freeze-up dates are occurring later and breakup dates earlier; glaciers are retreating rapidly; permafrost temperatures are increasing and, in many cases, the permafrost is thawing; and sea-ice extent is at record minimums and thinning.


Contents

Preface
      Claude R. Duguay and Alain Pietroniro  vii
Introduction
      Claude R. Duguay and Alain Pietroniro 1
Remote Sensing of Snow Cover
      Dieter Scherer, Dorothy K. Hall, Volker Hochschild, Max K. Onig, Jan-Gunna Wrinther, Claude R. Duguay, Frederique Pivot, Christian Mazier, Frank Rau, Klaus Seidel, Rune Solberg, and Anne E. Walker  7
Remote Sensing of Glaciers and Ice Sheets
      Jan-Gunna Wrinther, Robert Bindschadler, Max K. Onig, and Dieter Scherer  39
Ice Characteristics and Processes, and Remote Sensing of Frozen Rivers and Lakes
      Martin O. Jeffries, Kim Morris, and Nickolai Kozlenko  63
Satellite Remote Sensing of Permafrost and Seasonally Frozen Ground
      Claude R. Duguay, Tingjun Zhang, David W. Leverington, and Vladimir E . Romanovsky  91
Remote Sensing of Surface Water and Soil Moisture
      Alain Pietroniro, Jessika Toyra, Robert Leconte, and Geoff Kite  119
Evaporation/Evapotranspiration  Estimates With Remote Sensing
      Raoul Grange rand Normand Bussibres  143
Appendix: Acronyms  155


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