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Satellite remote sensing for Earth science data has been rapidly expanding during the last decade. Volume 1 of this two volume monograph covers missions/sensors, such as Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), and Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU). It also discusses the NPOESS and NPP missions. Emphasis was placed on the recently launched Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board of both Terra and Aqua. Some key MODIS science team members were invited to contribute several chapters. The core of this monograph arose from the workshop for Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing held at George Mason University (GMU) in October 2002.
Both volumes are designed to give scientists and graduate students with limited remote sensing background a thorough introduction to current and future NASA, NOAA and other Earth science remote sensing missions.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing Chapter 2: Introduction to MODIS Chapter 3: MODIS Cloud Retrievals Chapter 4: MODIS Calibration and Characterization Chapter 5: Geo-location and Mapping Projection Chapter 6: MODIS Atmospheric Corrections, Monitoring Surface Reflectance Chapter 7: MODIS Snow and Ice Products and Applications Chapter 8: Land Cover and Land Cover Change Chapter 9: MODIS Aerosol Products Retrieval Chapter 10: MODIS Ocean Products and Applications Chapter 11: MODIS Direct Broadcast System Chapter 12: MODIS Rapid Response System Chapter 13: Landsat: An Overview Chapter 14: TOMS and other UV Remote Sensing Chapter 15: SeaWiFS Products and Applications Chapter 16: Introduction to NPP and NPOESS Chapter 17: Introduction to TRMM and GPM Chapter 18: Introduction to CMIS Chapter 19: Introduction to AMSU and ATMS Chapter 20: Introduction to AIRS and CrIS Chapter 21: Introduction to OMPS Chapter 22: Chinese Meteorological Satellites