Observation of the Earth and Its Environment: Survey of Missions and Sensors

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 960 pages
The following listing represents a survey and short descriptions of 'Earth Observing Mis sions' in alphabetical order. The listing in Part A considers completed, operational as well as planned missions on an international scale (Earth observations from space know no na tional boundaries). A look into past activities is important for reasons of heritage, context and perspective. The document is intended for all who want to keep track of missions and sensors in the fast-growing field of Earth observation. There cannot be any claim to com pleteness, although a considerable effort was made to collect and integrate all known mis sions and sensors into this book. Earth observation by remote sensing changes our view and perception of the world. We be gin to realize the global character of remote sensing, its multidimensional and complemen tary nature, its vast potential to many disciplines, its importance to mankind as a whole. Re mote sensing permits for the first time in history a total system view of the Earth. The view from space toward Earth has brought about sweeping revisions in the Earth sciences, in par ticular in such fields as meteorology, oceanology, hydrology, geology, geography, forestry, agriculture, geodynamics, solar-terrestrial interactions, and many others.
 

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Contents

TOPEXPoseidon
367
TRMM Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
374
UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
381
UoSATSSTL Microsatellite Missions
388
WIND
399
AAMAS Aircraftborne Automatic Mass Spectrometer
406
B 64
407
B 23
408

B
42
ARGOS Data Collection System
44
A
50
CBERS ChinaBrazil Earth Resources Satellite
52
A
53
B
55
Commercial Remote Sensing Imaging Satellites
60
CORONASI
66
CRRES Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite
73
A
79
EGS Experimental Geodetic Satellite Ajisai
86
B 18
151
B 19
181
OKEANO
267
Orsted
274
POLAR
291
PRIRODA
298
RADARSAT
306
SACB Satélite de Applicaciones Científicas
313
SAN MARCODL
320
Shuttle EO Imaging Cameras
327
SKYLAB Space Station
333
B 21
334
SOLARA Yohkoh
342
SSBUV Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer
350
TEMISAT Telespazio MicroSatellite
360
TOMS Missions
366
AIRDAS Airborne Disaster Assessment System
412
ALAS Airborne Laser Altimeter System
418
B 73
448
ERASME Etude Radar des Sols et des Mers
522
EROS Digital Imagery and Photographic Products
532
FIRS2 Far Infrared Spectrometer
538
GER Corporation Instruments
544
HIS HighResolution Interferometer Sounder
552
IFSAR Interferometric SAR
560
ISM Infrared Imaging Spectrometer
565
MAMS Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor
578
MIRAS Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis
591
MTP Microwave Temperature Profiler
605
NASAR1 NASDA Airborne SAR1
609
NPL Instruments
623
POLDER Airborne Instrument
636
3 RSLAR RRLSLAR
649
SSTR Sea Surface Temperature Radiometer
664
TOPOSYS Scanning Laser System
671
VIRL Visible and near Infrared Lidar
678
Reference Data and Definitions 693
692
Appendix A Survey of Campaigns
757
Appendix A 2 International Research Programs
837
Acronyms and Abbreviations
895
Index of Sensors
937
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