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NASA Unveils Earth Observatory Web Space - by David D. Herring ( [email protected] ) , Science Systems and Applications , Inc. earth Observatory home observation deck • laboratory study • library newsroom mission control ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822009148255

Category: Artificial satellites in earth sciences


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1 Earth Observation Short - History a Prior to the space age ( conventionally dated from 1957 ) , humankind had never been able to take in the whole of a hemisphere in a single glance . In fact it had never had a global view of the ...

Author: Herbert J. Kramer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540423885

Category: Computers

Page: 1510

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Emilio Chuvieco and Chris Justice Abstract This chapter reviews the main missions of NASA and, secondarily, other US agencies, providing global observation of the Earth's environment, with special emphasis on Landsat and the Earth ...

Author: Emilio Chuvieco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402063589

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

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Global Change is increasingly considered a critical topic in environmental research. Remote sensing methods provide a useful tool to monitor global variables, since they provide a systematic coverage of the Earth’s surface, at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. This book offers an analysis of the leading missions in global Earth observation, and reviews the main fields in which remote sensing methods are providing vital data for global change studies.
2007-10-28 By Emilio Chuvieco

towards development of a comprehensive, coordinated and sustained Earth Observation system of systems.” The GEO was finally established at the third Earth Observation Summit two years later. The GEO is a high-minded endeavour dedicated ...

Author: Harry Eyres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319406039

Category: Nature

Page: 136

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This book shows how our new-found ability to observe the Earth from “the necessary distance” has wide and profound cultural and ethical implications. First of all, it is the outcome of speculations and investigations of human beings in relation to their home planet carried out over millennia. In particular, it reveals a split between the ancient idea of the Earth as nurturing mother and the more recent conception of the Earth as a neutral resource able to be infinitely exploited by humankind. The 1968 Earthrise photograph, showing the beauty and fragility of the Earth, helped spark a worldwide environmental movement; now the comprehensive coverage of global change provided by satellites has the potential to convince us beyond reasonable doubt of the huge alterations being wrought upon the Earth and its climate system as a result of human actions, and of the need to act more responsibly.
2016-09-22 By Harry Eyres

Ray Harris I. Introduction A. Growth ofEarth Observation The first Earth observation (EO) satellite was launched on 1 April 1960. It was a US weather satellite called Tiros-1, the Television and Infrared Observation Satellite.

Author: Ray Purdy

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004234031

Category: Law

Page: 498

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Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites is an edited collection analysing emerging legal issues surrounding the use of satellite data as evidence. It considers whether data from satellite technologies can be a legally reliable, effective evidential tool in contemporary legal systems.
2012-11-21 By Ray Purdy



ISBN: UCSD:31822009263500

Category: Artificial satellites in earth sciences


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ABSTRACT Earth-observation spacecraft have many potential applications in the fields of geography, agriculture, forestry, hydrology, wildlife management, oceanography, geology, air pollution, and archaeology.

Author: University of Michigan. Willow Run Laboratories


ISBN: UIUC:30112106734087

Category: Earth resources technology satellites


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A common thread is the increasing use of Earth observation in conjunction with models and field observation networks, where and when available, to fill the knowledge gap. In the absence of any field observations, certain analytical ...

Author: Luis García

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464804762

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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Water systems are building blocks for poverty alleviation, shared growth, sustainable development, and green growth strategies. They require data from in-situ observation networks. Budgetary and other constraints have taken a toll on their operation and there are many regions in the world where the data are scarce or unreliable. Increasingly, remote sensing satellite-based earth observation is becoming an alternative. This book briefly describes some key global water challenges, perspectives for remote sensing approaches, and their importance for water resources-related activities. It describes eight key types of water resources management variables, a list of sensors that can produce such information, and a description of existing data products with examples. Earth Observation for Water Resources Management provides a series of practical guidelines that can be used by project leaders to decide whether remote sensing may be useful for the problem at hand and suitable data sources to consider if so. The book concludes with a review of the literature on reliability statistics of remote-sensed estimations.
2016-04-14 By Luis García

detection; a panchromatic VIS-NIR camera for night-time observation able to reveal artificial and natural lights. Further, such an orbit allows the observation of the same region of the Earth at different local-times.

Author: Rainer Sandau

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642035012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 455

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This book was compiled from contributions given at the 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 4–8, 2009, Berlin (IAA – International Academy of Astronautics). From the 15 sessions for oral presentations and two poster sessions, 52 contributions were selected which are representative for the new developments and trends in the area of small satellites for Earth observation. They re ect the potentials of a diversity of missions and related technologies. This may be based on national projects or international co-operations, single satellites of constellations, pico-, nano-, micro- or mini-satellites, developed by companies, research institutions or agencies. The main focus is on new missions to monitor our Earth’s resources (Part I), and the environment in which our Earth is emb- ded (Part II). Part III deals with distributed space systems, a unique feature of small satellites and in most cases impractical to do with large satellites. Here we concentrate on constellations of satellites with focus on future missions relying on co-operating satellites. For all the new developments and projects we need well e- cated specialists coming from the universities. Many universities included already the development and implementation of small satellites in their curriculum. The u- versity satellites chapter (Part IV) shows the high quality which is already reached by some of the universities worldwide.
2010-01-23 By Rainer Sandau

Langel RA, Hinze WJ (1998) The magnetic field of the Earth's Lithosphere – The satellite perspective, Cambridge University Press. Maus S, Rother M, Holme R, Lühr H, Olsen N, Haak V (2002) First scalar magnetic anomaly map from CHAMP ...

Author: Christoph Reigber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540268000

Category: Science

Page: 628

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In the summer of 2000 the German geo-research satellite CHAMP was launched into orbit. Its innovative payload arrangement and the low initial orbit allow CHAMP to simultaneously collect and almost continuously analyse precise data relating to gravity and magnetic fields at low altitude. In addition, CHAMP also measures the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere using GPS techniques. Three years after launch, more than 200 CHAMP investigators and co-investigators from all over the world met at the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam to present and discuss the results derived from the extensive data sets of the mission. The main outcome of this expert meeting is summarized in this volume. The book offers a comprehensive insight into the present status of the exploitation of CHAMP data for Earth system research and practical applications in geodesy, geophysics and meteorology.
2005-12-27 By Christoph Reigber