Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean from Space: Models, Instruments and Techniques

Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean from Space: Models, Instruments and Techniques

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English

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This book is a collection of the lectures, held at the International Summer School ISSAOS-2000 in L'Aquila (Italy), given by invited lecturers coming from both Europe and the USA. The goal of the book is to provide a broad panorama of spaceborne remote sensing techniques, at both microwave and visible-infrared bands and by both active and passive sensors, for the retrieval of atmospheric and oceanic parameters. A significant emphasis is given to the physical modeling background, instrument potential and limitations, inversion methods and applications. Topics on international remote sensing programs and assimilation techniques into numerical weather forecast models are also touched.
The main purpose of the book is to offer to young scientists, Ph.D. or equivalent students, and to all who would like to have a broad-spectrum understanding of spaceborne remote sensing capabilities, introductory material to each remote sensing topic written by the most qualified experts in the field.

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Published 01 January 1983
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EAN13 0306481502
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Language English

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Contents
Contributors
Acknowledgements
CHAPTER1: MODELS AND INVERSION METHODS FOR REMOTE SENSING
Atmospheric Backscatter and Lidars G.P. Gobbi and F. Barnaba
Precipitation Modeling for Inversion Purposes P. Bauer
Profile Retrieval Estimation Techniques E. R.. Westwater
Bayesian Techniques in Remote Sensing N. Pierdicca
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CHAPTER2: ATMOSPHERIC REMOTE SENSING BY MICROWAVE AND VISIBLEINFRARED SENSORS65
Atmospheric Temperature Analysis using Microwave Radiometry S. English
Microwave Limb Sounding S. Buehler
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Retrieval of Integrated Water Vapour and Cloud Liquid Water Contents 89 L. Eymard
Precipitation Retrieval from Spaceborne Microwave Radiometers and Combined Sensors F.S. Marzano, A. Mugnai and J.F. Turk
Clouds and Rainfall by VisibleInfrared Radiometry V. Levizzani
Tropospheric Aerosols by Passive Radiometry G.L. Liberti and F. Chéury
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CHAPTER3: OCEAN REMOTE SENSING BY MICROWAVE AND VISIBLE INFRARED SENSORS163
Sea Modeling by Microwave Altimetry S. Pierini
Sea Scatterometry M. Migliaccio
Sea Surface Characterization by Combined Data L. Santoleri, B.B. Nardelli and V. Banzon
CHAPTER4: DATA ASSIMILATION AND REMOTE SENSING PROGRAMS
Mesoscale Modeling and Methods Applications R. Ferretti
COST Action 712: Microwave Radiometry C. Matzler
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