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EOS : Science Strategy for the Earth Observing System - Ghassem Asrar


Science Strategy for the Earth Observing System

By: Ghassem Asrar (Editor), Jeff Dozier (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9781563961984
Number Of Pages: 119

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Early signs of the global influence of humans are the ozone hole, deforestation and global warming. Responsible strategies are needed to counter undesirable global change and this book provides information guidance on the formulation of environmental policy. Remote sensing from space provides global, repeatable and continuous observations of processes needed to understand the Earth system as a whole. NASA's Earth Observing System is the core of their "Mission to Planet Earth programme. Written from an Earth-systems perspective, this timely publication outlines strategies and methodologies for reaping the maximum benefit from this massive project. Students and researchers in geophysics, astronomy, and astrophysics should find this book useful.

Introductionp. 1
Clouds, Radiation, Water Vapor, and Precipitationp. 21
Oceans: Circulation, Productivity, and Air-Sea Exchangep. 31
Greenhouse Gases and Tropospheric Chemistryp. 39
Land Surface: Ecosystems and Hydrologyp. 45
Ice Sheets, Polar and Alpine Glaciers, and Seasonal Snowp. 53
Ozone and Stratospheric Chemistryp. 59
Volcanoes, Dust Storms, and Climate Changep. 65
An Overview of International Earth-Observing Capabilities - Planned and Presentp. 71
Assessing the Impact of Climate Changep. 91
Acronymsp. 109
Bibliographyp. 113
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ISBN: 9781563961984
ISBN-10: 1563961989
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 119
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.22 x 18.14  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.33

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