Advances in Earth Observation of Global Change
Global Change studies are increasingly being considered a vital source of information to understand the Earth Environment, in particular in the framework of human-induced climate change and land use transformation. Satellite Earth Observing systems provide a unique tool to monitor those changes. While the range of applications and innovative techniques is constantly increasing, this book provides a summary of key case studies where satellite data offer critical information to understand the causes and effects of those environmental changes, minimizing their negative impacts.
This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of remote sensing, geographical information, meteorology and environmental sciences. Also scientists and graduate up to post-graduate level students in environmental science will find valuable information in this book.
Few books cover the contributions of Remote Sensing to Global Change issuesLeading-edge material will be used, since it is the output of a specialized conferenceMany new imaging satellites have been launched since 2006, research findings on the use of new EO data for global change studies will be included in the new book