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Satellite observations to benefit science and society : recommended missions for the next decade

Author: Robert Henson; National Research Council (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recommends seventeen missions in diverse areas, including ASCENDS, Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons and SCP, Snow and Cold Land Processes.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henson; National Research Council (U.S.)
ISBN: 0309109035 9780309109031
OCLC Number: 256530164
Notes: Text by Robert Henson; based on the report: Earth science and applications from space : national imperatives for the next decade and beyond (Washington, DC : National Academies Press, c2007).
Description: viii, 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 An Integrated Strategy: Satellite Observations to Benefit Science and Society; 3 Selecting and Prioritizing the Missions; 4 Recommended Missions; 5 ACE, Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystems; 6 ASCENDS, Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days, and Seasons; 7 CLARREO, Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory; 8 DESDynI, Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice; 9 GACM, Global Atmospheric Composition Mission; 10 GEO-CAPE, Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events; 11 GPSRO, Operational GPSRadio Occultation; 12 GRACE-II, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment II; 13 HyspIRI, Hyperspectral Infrared Imager; 14 ICESat-II, Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite II; 15 LIST, Lidar Surface Topography; 16 PATH, Precipitation and All-Weather Temperature and Humidity; 17 SCLP, Snow and Cold Land Processes; 18 SMAP, Soil Moisture Active-Passive; 19 SWOT, Surface Water and Ocean Topography; 20 3D-Winds, Three-Dimensional Tropospheric Winds; 21 XOVWM, Extended Ocean Vector Winds Mission; 22 From Satellite Observations to Earth Information
Other Titles: Earth science and applications from space : national imperatives for the next decade and beyond.
Responsibility: National Research Council of the National Academies.

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Based on the 2007 book, "Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond", this book explores each of the seventeen recommended missions. It identifies  Read more...

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