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Arctic Ecological Research from Microwave Satellite Observations

By: Gennady I Belchansky

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #138799 | ISBN: 0415269652
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Summary of microwave satellite missions and applications. All sections include developed image classification methods and algorithms and databases. Presents an analysis of radar satellite systems, estimating efficiency of imaging radar satellites for Arctic ecological research: tundra, boreal forest, sea-ice, and marine mammal ecology.


Section 1: Introduction to Arctic Ecological Research and Microwave Remote Sensing Section 2: Russian Microwave Satellites Main Missions, Characteristics and Applications Section 3: Arctic Marine Mammal Sea Ice Habitats Studies Using Active and Passive Microwave Satellite Data Section 4: Investigating Variability in Arctic Sea Ice Distribution Using Ocean and Almaz Sar Satellite Data Section 5: Comparative Analysis of Okean-01, SSM/I and AVHRR Satellite Data for Monitoring or Arctic Sea-Ice Habitat Section 6: Boreal Forest Habitats Studies Using Okean-01 Satellite Data Section 7: Comparative Assessment of Almaz-1 SAR, ERS-1 SAR, JERS-1 SAR and Landsat-TM Satellite Data for Tundra Habitat Studies Section 8: Dependence Between SAR Data Focusing Parameters and Efficiency of Discriminating Tundra Habitat Section 9: Studying Regional Aspects of Polar Bear (URSUS Maritimus) Ecology in the Russian Arctic Using Satellite Data Section 10: Detection of Sensitive Boreal Forest Types to Monitor and Assess Potential Impact of Climate Change

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