Estimation of Moisture in the Atmosphere and in the Ground from Satellite Data. Summary. Atmospheric water vapour and cloud water: an overview (E. Ruprecht). Precipitation intensity estimation using AVHRR NOAA data (P. Romanov). Passive remote sensing of the atmospheric water vapour content above land surfaces (B. Bartsch et al. ). Recent studies on satellite remote sensing of clouds in Japan (T. Hayasaka). The estimation of moisture over Egypt from Meteosat satellite observations (M.A. Mosalam Shaltout et al.) Effect of soil moisture and crop cover in remote sensing (D. Singh et al. ). Towards satellite-derived global estimation of monthly evapotranspiration over land surfaces (G. Gutman, L. Rukhovetz). Ocean and Land Productivity as Derived from Satellite Data. Preface. Silicate versus nitrate limitation in the equatorial Pacific estimated from satellite-derived sea-surface temperatures (F.P. Wilkerson, R.C. Dugdale). Estimation of new production from remotely-sensed data in a coastal upwelling regime (R.M. Kudela, R.C. Dugdale). A Lagrangian model of phytoplankton dynamics in the Northwest African coastal upwelling zone (A.J. Gabric et al. ). Use of remote sensing and mathematical modelling to predict the flux of dimethylsulfide to the atmosphere in the Southern Ocean (A. J. Gabric et al. ).