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An Introduction to Satellite Image Interpretation - Eric D. Conway

An Introduction to Satellite Image Interpretation

Paperback Published: 12th May 1997
ISBN: 9780801855771
Number Of Pages: 264
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Eric D. Conway and the Maryland Space Grant Consortium present a fascinating introduction to the interpretation of satellite imagery, a technology of increasing importance for a wide variety of scientific applications. Prepared in association with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this extensively illustrated text and accompanying CD-ROM offer a thorough overview of the use of satellite technology in Earth and planetary science, weather forecasting, and environmental research.

The book covers the foundations of remote sensing, the types of satellites, and the basics of satellite image interpretation. Other topics include geographical, oceanographical applications, and atmospheric science applications of satellite imagery. With a fully indexed glossary, this well-written and thoughtfully presented text is ideal for science teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, professionals working in the field of operational meteorology, and others interested in knowing more about interpreting satellite imagery. The accompanying CD-ROM of satellite images enables the user to zoom in on many images (some of which appear in color), use overlays to identify important elements in the satellite image, and keep a notes file. The program requires a Macintosh, Windows, or Windows 95 operating system.

The book will repay all serious readers' efforts at understanding. Choice

List of Figures and Tables
Foundations of Remote Sensingp. 1
The Satellitesp. 9
The Basics of Image Interpretationp. 26
Geographical Applications of Satellite Imageryp. 43
The Atmospherep. 55
Identifying Cloud Types in Satellite Imageryp. 66
Determining Wind Direction from Satellite Imageryp. 84
Global Circulationp. 101
Jet Streamsp. 108
Synoptic-Scale Storm Developmentp. 124
Thunderstorm and Severe Weather Forecastingp. 145
Tropical Cyclonesp. 183
Monitoring Air Qualityp. 195
Oceanographyp. 203
Conversions and Constantsp. 225
Internet Resources for Satellite Imageryp. 226
Glossaryp. 228
Referencesp. 239
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ISBN: 9780801855771
ISBN-10: 0801855772
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 12th May 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.89 x 21.69  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.64