The Resource Earth observations from space : the first 50 years of scientific achievements, Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Earth observations from space : the first 50 years of scientific achievements, Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Earth observations from space : the first 50 years of scientific achievements
Title
Earth observations from space
Title remainder
the first 50 years of scientific achievements
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past 50 years, thousands of satellites have been sent into space on missions to collect data about the Earth. Today, the ability to forecast weather, climate, and natural hazards depends critically on these satellite-based observations. At the request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Research Council convened a committee to examine the scientific accomplishments that have resulted from space-based observations. This book describes how the ability to view the entire globe at once, uniquely available from satellite observations, has revolutionized Earth studies and ushered in a new era of multidisciplinary Earth sciences. In particular, the ability to gather satellite images frequently enough to create "movies" of the changing planet is improving the understanding of Earth's dynamic processes and helping society to manage limited resources and environmental challenges. The book concludes that continued Earth observations from space will be required to address scientific and societal challenges of the future
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
500.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE33.2.R4
LC item number
N38 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Earth observations from space : the first 50 years of scientific achievements, Committee on Scientific Accomplishments of Earth Observations from Space, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Earth Observations from Space: The Early History -- Weather -- Earth's Radiation Budget and the Role of Clouds and Aerosols in the Climate System -- Atmospheric Composition: Ozone Depletion and Global Pollution -- Hydrology -- Cryosphere -- Ocean Dynamics -- Ecosystems and the Carbon Cycle -- Land-Use and Land-Cover Change -- Solid Earth
Control code
ocn567909240
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 129 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309110969
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35729776
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567909240
  • pebcs0309110963

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