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Earth Surface Temperature Observation

Remote Sensing Applications

By Christopher John Merchant, José A. Sobrino, Stephan Matthiesen

CRC Press – 2015 – 368 pages

Series: Earth Observation of Global Changes

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    978-1-46-655472-6
    August 25th 2015
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Description

The book gives a unified account of how to use contemporary satellite observations to infer the temperature of Earth’s surface. It describes the general principles involved; discusses in turn the aspects that are specific to different types of surface (sea, land, ice/snow, lake and urban); reviews the state of research in each case; and shows how the observations benefit society by providing information relevant to climate, weather, oceans, agriculture and health.

Contents

Section 1 Fundamentals. Motivation for surface temperature observation. Physics for surface temperature observation. Sensors for surface temperature observation. Mathematics for surface temperature observation. From radiance to insight. Section 2 Earth Observation of Surface Temperature. Sea surface temperature. Lake surface water temperature. Ice and snow temperature. Land surface temperature. Urban temperature. Section 3 Applications. Climatology. Meteorology. Oceanography. Health. Agriculture. Conclusion. Possibilities and opportunities.

Name: Earth Surface Temperature Observation: Remote Sensing Applications (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Christopher John Merchant, José A. Sobrino, Stephan Matthiesen. The book gives a unified account of how to use contemporary satellite observations to infer the temperature of Earth’s surface. It describes the general principles involved; discusses in turn the aspects that are specific to different types of...
Categories: Climatology & Meteorology