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Remote Sounding of Atmospheres : Studies in Interdisciplinary History - John T. Houghton

Remote Sounding of Atmospheres

Studies in Interdisciplinary History

Paperback Published: 26th May 1986
ISBN: 9780521310659
Number Of Pages: 352

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When this book was first published in 1984, the technique of remote sounding was growing rapidly in importance as a means for studying the structure, climate and weather of the atmospheres of the Earth and planets. Measurements from Earth satellites and interplanetary spacecraft proved particularly useful because they allowed good coverage of atmospheric systems in space and time, often with high resolution. This book describes how measurements can be made of the properties of the Earth and planets using this method. It includes descriptions of the scientific principles, technical implementation, mathematical methods for analysing the measurements, a history of measurements that have been made and discussions of the phenomena that have been discovered and studied using remote sounding. The technique is important for meteorology, climatology and an understanding of humankind's impact on the Earth's atmosphere.

Platforms in space
Visible, infrared and microwave imaging
Radiation budget measurements
Principles of remote temperature sounding
Instruments for remote temperature sounding
Retrieval theory
Remote temperature sounding for weather forecasting
Stratospheric and mesospheric temperature measurements
Minor constituent abundance measurements
Cloud, aerosol and precipitation measurements
Density, pressure and wind measurement
Ionospheric measurements
Remote sounding of the atmospheres of Venus and Mercury
Remote sounding of the atmosphere of Mars
Remote sounding in the outer solar system
Further developments
Index and glossary
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ISBN: 9780521310659
ISBN-10: 0521310652
Series: Studies in Interdisciplinary History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th May 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52