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STAR looks at the Earth : satellite measurements of the atmosphere, oceans, and land

Author: Alfred M PowellGeorge OhringMike KalbMike GoldbergCenter for Satellite Applications and Research (U.S.),All authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2012.
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Additional Physical Format: Online verison:
Center for Satellite Applications and Research (U.S.).
STAR looks at the Earth
(OCoLC)823231735
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred M Powell; George Ohring; Mike Kalb; Mike Goldberg; Center for Satellite Applications and Research (U.S.),; United States. National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service,; United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,; United States. Department of Commerce,
OCLC Number: 822038255
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2013-0043-P.
Description: 171 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 27 cm
Contents: Prelude --
The satellite system. Satellite remote sensing 101 ; Evolution of the global satellite observing system ; Research to operations ; Calibration ; Checking the measurements ; The NOAA products validation system ; Web-based monitoring --
The atmosphere. Atmospheric temperature sounding ; Atmospheric water vapor sounding ; Winds ; Cloud properties ; Amazon rivers in the sky ; Precipitation and flash floods ; Atmospheric instability : signaling extreme weather ; Thunderstorms and tornadoes ; Bridging the gap : nearcasting ; Tropical cyclones ; Snowfall ; Satellite data assimilation ; The community radiative transfer model ; Cloud resolving models ; Air quality ; Nitrogren dioxide ; Microburst prediction ; Aviation hazards : volcanic ash --
Oceans. Planet ocean ; Sea surface temperature from polar satellites ; Ocean temperature : the continuous view ; GEO-LEO sea surface temperatures ; Ocean surface winds ; Satellite sea surface salinity ; Sea ice ; Ocean color remote sensing ; Global distribution of coccolithophore blooms ; Coastal water quality ; The ocean surface topography satellite constellation ; Aliasing of altimeter observations ; Mapping the global ocean floor from space ; International efforts to improve global ocean depth map ; Oceanic and atmospheric features from synthetic aperture radar ; High-resolution coastal winds ; Ocean hazards response : oil spills ; CoastWatch ; Oceanic heat content Land. The continents ; Drought and vegetation health ; Global vegetation and society ; Snow cover ; Soil moisture ; Land surface temperature ; Urbanization, heat islands, and climate ; Vegetation fires ; Sunlight --
Climate. Our changing planet ; Earth radiation budget ; Greenhouse gases ; Atmospheric temperature trends ; Trends in temperature profiles from a single instrument ; Sea surface temperature trends ; Cloudiness trends ; Global precipitation monitoring ; Water vapor trends ; Sea level rise ; Monitoring the world's ozone ; Arctic Sea ice cover trends ; Arctic Sea ice thickness ; Coral bleaching ; Vegetation and surface temperature trends ; Satellite vegetation phenology ; Aerosols, volcanoes and climate ; Arctic climate interactions ; Climate reconstructions ; Checking climate reanalyses ; Abrupt climate change.
Responsibility: by the scientists of the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) and their collaborators ; edited by Alfred M. Powell, Jr., George Ohring, Mike Kalb, Mike Goldberg.

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