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Title Earth system monitoring : selected entries from the Encyclopedia of sustainability science and technology / John Orcutt, editor
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Earth System Monitoring, Introduction / John Orcutt -- Airborne and Space-borne Remote Sensing of Cryosphere / Kenneth C. Jezek -- Aircraft and Space Atmospheric Measurements Using Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) / Russell De Young -- Contemporary Sea Level Variations, Observations and Causes / Anny Cazenave -- Coral Reef Ecosystems / Helen T. Yap -- Earth System Environmental Literacy / Margaret Lowman -- Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE): Detection of Ice Mass Loss, Terrestrial Mass Changes, and Ocean Mass Gains / Victor Zlotnicki, Srinivas Bettadpur, Felix W. Landerer -- Heat Content and Temperature of the Ocean / Rui M. Ponte -- Hurricane and Monsoon Tracking with Driftsondes / Philippe Drobinski, Philippe Cocquerez, A. Doerenbecher -- Large-Scale Ocean Circulation: Deep Circulation and Meridional Overturning / Stephen R. Rintoul -- Long-Term Ecological Research Network / Robert B. Waide, McOwiti O. Thomas -- Ocean Acidification / Maria Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez -- Ocean Evaporation and Precipitation / Luis Gimeno, Raquel Nieto, Anita Drumond -- Ocean Observatories and Information: Building a Global Ocean Observing Network / O. Schofield, S.M. Glenn, M.A. Moline, M. Oliver, A. Irwin -- Oil Spill Remote Sensing / Mervin Fingas, Carl Brown -- Remote Sensing Applications to Ocean and Human Health / Frank E. Muller-Karger -- Remote Sensing of Natural Disasters / Steve Chien, Veerachai Tanpipat -- Remote Sensing of Ocean Color / Heidi M. Dierssen, Kaylan Randolph -- Volcanoes, Observations and Impact / Clifford Thurber, Stephanie Prejean
Summary Modern Earth System Monitoring represents a fundamental change in the way scientists study the Earth System. In Oceanography, for the past two centuries, ships have provided the platforms for observing. Expeditions on the continents and Earth's poles are land-based analogues. Fundamental understanding of current systems, climate, natural hazards, and ecosystems has been greatly advanced. While these approaches have been remarkably successful, the need to establish measurements over time can only be made using Earth observations and observatories with exacting standards and continuous data. The 19 peer-reviewed contributions in this volume provide early insights into this emerging view of Earth in both space and time in which change is a critical component of our growing understanding. Presents 19 authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Covers a wide range of data collection platforms, including satellite remote sensing, aerial surveys, and land- and ocean-based monitoring stations Features a glossary of key terms and a concise definition of the subject for each contribution Written for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals in academia, industry, and government
Analysis Physics
Remote sensing
Geophysics and Environmental Physics
Earth System Sciences
Environmental Monitoring/Analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Earth Observing System (Program)
Earth Observing System (Program)
Earth sciences -- Remote sensing.
Earth resources technology satellites.
Earth sciences -- Remote sensing -- Databases
Earth resources technology satellites.
Earth sciences -- Remote sensing.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Bases de données.
Form Electronic book
Author Orcutt, John, editor.
ISBN 9781461456841
OTHER TI Encyclopedia of sustainability science and technology. Selections