Dynamic Earth Environments

Author: Kamlesh P. Lulla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471390053
Size: 17.88 MB
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The U.S./Russian collaboration that used the Space Shuttle and the Mir Space Station as platforms for acquiring remote sensing information about the Earth between 1996 and 1998 produced significant scientific results on hydrology, land use, and changes in some of the Earth's most dynamic environments. Many of these outstanding images are presented here and compared with photographs taken during earlier missions, allowing detection of changes on the Earth's surface. Studies reported in this fascinating volume include observations of El Ni?o-related phenomena; fluctuating water levels of the Caspian and Aral Seas; smoke, dust, and aerosols in the atmosphere; urban land use changes; and drought in the southeastern United States and Mexico. This valuable information, and the techniques used to gather it, will form the basis for future remote sensing studies to be conducted from the International Space Station.

Researcher S Guide To International Space Station Earth Observations

Author: Lisa A. Vanderbloemen
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160924187
Size: 79.54 MB
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Title in the International Space Station Program Science Office 15-book Researchers Guide Series by discipline. The purpose of the series is to educate potential users of the ISS platform on how their ground-based experiments can be translated to the space environment. Each guide is designed to start the conversation of how new researchers can find opportunities as well as assistance in the proposal development process.

Earth Observation Of Global Change

Author: Emilio Chuvieco
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402063571
Size: 28.98 MB
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Global Change is increasingly considered a critical topic in environmental research. Remote sensing methods provide a useful tool to monitor global variables, since they provide a systematic coverage of the Earth’s surface, at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. This book offers an analysis of the leading missions in global Earth observation, and reviews the main fields in which remote sensing methods are providing vital data for global change studies.

Monitoring Volcanoes In The North Pacific

Author: Kenneson Gene Dean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540687505
Size: 59.48 MB
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This book is a visual learning experience as recorded on satellite images of volcanic eruptions and a manual describing how it is used for operational satellite monitoring. The atlas shows examples of the largest eruptions worldwide. The book fills a huge gap in the science of volcano remote sensing. A CD-ROM is included containing all the images and an associated website which will be regularly updated, showing results from new and current eruptions.

Psychology Of Space Exploration Contemporary Research In Historical Perspective

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160897432
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Through essays on topics including survival in extreme environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will gain an understanding of the psychological challenges that have faced the space program since its earliest days. An engaging read for those interested in space, history, and psychology alike, this is a highly relevant read as we stand poised on the edge of a new era of spaceflight. Each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration.