Earth Observation Systems for Resource Management and Environmental Control

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D. Clough
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 475 pages
The NATO Science Committee and its subsidiary Programme Panels provide support for Advanced Research Institutes (ARI) in various fields. The idea is to bring together scientists of a chosen field with the hope that they will achieve a consensus on research direc tions for the future, and make recommendations for the benefit of a wider scientific community. Attendance is therefore limited to those whose experience and expertise make the conclusions significant and acceptable to the wider community. Participants are selected on the basis of substantial track records in research or in the synthesis of research results to serve mankind. The proposal for a one-week ARIon Earth Observation and In formation Systems was initiated by the NATO Special Programme Panel on Systems Science (SPPOSS). In approving the ARI, the senior NATO Science Committee identified the subject as one of universal impor tance, requiring a broad perspective on the development of opera tional systems based on successful experimental systems. The general purpose of this ARI was to address the critical problems of integrating the relatively new science and technology of remote sensing into operational earth observation and manage ment information systems. The main problems of concern were those related to systems design, organization, development of infrastruc ture, and use of information in decision processes. The main empha sis was on problems of transferring technologies and methods from experimental to operational systems.
 

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Contents

PART l OVERVIEW SUMMARY REPORT
1
SUMMARY REPORTS OF WORKING GROUPS
17
The Use of Satellite Data in Ocean
21
Data Handling Systems
27
BACKGROUND PAPERS
29
Management Information Systems
35
SocioEconomic Systems Aspects
49
Land Applications
57
Application of Remote Sensing for Policy
253
l3 Concepts of Remote Sensing Applications
265
Specifications for Some Satellite
279
lj Information Values of Remote Sensing
287
The Potential Economic Benefits of
303
Research Application and Requirements
325
A Crop Production Alarm System
331
l9 Applications of Remote Sensing
353

Ocean Applications
67
EPAs Use of Remote Sensing in Ocean Monitoring
105
Information Requirements for Regional
123
Identifying the Optimum System for Observing
145
Benefits of LANDSAT Followon
163
Satellite Observation Systems and Environmental
169
Some Considerations Relative to the Making
183
Data Processing and Distribution for Earth
213
l0 Development and Prospects of Remote Sensing
229
Planning for an Earth Resources Information
243
An Operational Earth Resources Monitoring
365
2l Operational Remote Sensing Systems
373
Digital Enhancement and Analysis
379
Requirements for RealTime Oceanography
403
P G Teleki
407
The Availability and Use of Satellite
419
List of Contributors
461
Evaluation Methodology 73
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