By Seelye Martin
Absolutely up to date, with major new assurance of advances in satellite tv for pc oceanography and effects from new satellite tv for pc missions, the second one version of this renowned textbook introduces scholars to how distant sensing works, how one can comprehend observations from Earth-observing structures, and the observations' value to actual and organic oceanography. It presents complete motives of radiative move, ocean floor houses, satellite tv for pc orbits, tools and techniques, obvious distant sensing of biogeochemical houses, infrared and microwave retrieval of sea floor temperature, sea floor salinity retrieval, passive microwave measurements, scatterometer wind retrieval, altimetry and SAR. additionally integrated are descriptions of the web information the place facts might be acquired, and readers can receive on-line instruments for operating with the information - allowing hands-on engagement with real-world observations. this can be an amazing textbook for graduate and complex undergraduate scholars in oceanography, distant sensing and environmental technological know-how, and a realistic source for researchers and execs operating with oceanographic satellite tv for pc information.
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In Earth observations, geosynchronous satellites provide observations of weather, SST and ocean color, and provide data relay services. The Sun-synchronous orbit is retrograde with I > 90°, and has an altitude of about 800 km, or a much lower altitude than the geosynchronous orbits. The Sun-synchronous period is about 90 minutes, corresponding to about sixteen orbits per day. The reason why this orbit is called Sun-synchronous is that throughout the year each orbit crosses the equator at the same local time of day.
The gray rectangles represent the sensors used in the retrieval of the surface radiance, while the ranges of angles above the rectangles show the range of applicability of the sensor configuration in terms of the view angle; the adjacent dimensions give the size of the surface FOV for (a) nadir view, (b) θV = 32◦ and (c) θV = 45◦ . See the text for further description. (Adapted from Guenther et al. (2011)). 12 shows the dependence of their along-scan dimension on scan angle, and, for VIIRS, shows how the reduction in the number of sensors reduces the along-scan IFOV dimension.
For this reason, all satellites have engines and carry fuel so that they can maintain their desired orbits. Third, the satellite can be damaged or destroyed by collisions with space debris or other, sometimes decommissioned, satellites. 198mm CUUK2533-01 CUUK2533/Martin ISBN: 978 1 107 01938 6 10 November 25, 2013 Background The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office (NASA, 2012a) monitors space debris; ESA (2012a) describes the ESA monitoring of debris. As of 2009, ESA (2012a) states that there were 14 000 catalogued pieces of space debris, and approximately 600 000 uncatalogued pieces of debris with dimensions greater than 1 cm.
An Introduction to Ocean Remote Sensing by Seelye Martin