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An Introduction to Ocean Remote Sensing by Seelye Martin

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, the way to comprehend observations from Earth-observing platforms, and the observations' value to actual and organic oceanography. It offers complete factors of radiative move, ocean floor homes, satellite tv for pc orbits, tools and strategies, seen distant sensing of biogeochemical homes, infrared and microwave retrieval of sea floor temperature, sea floor salinity retrieval, passive microwave measurements, scatterometer wind retrieval, altimetry and SAR. additionally incorporated are descriptions of the web files the place information will be bought, and readers can receive on-line instruments for operating with the knowledge - permitting hands-on engagement with real-world observations. this is often an awesome textbook for graduate and complicated undergraduate scholars in oceanography, distant sensing and environmental technological know-how, and a realistic source for researchers and pros operating with oceanographic satellite tv for pc data.

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