Introduction to satellite oceanography by G.A. MaulIntroduction to satellite oceanography by G.A. Maul

Introduction to satellite oceanography

byG.A. Maul

Paperback | February 12, 2012

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Satelli te oceanography, as the term is used in this book, is a generic term that means application of the technology of aerospace electromagnetic remote sensing to the study of the oceans. The key words here are "application of technology ... to the study of the oceans." The goal is to learn more about our planet's hydrosphere. As such, remote sensing technology is another tool in the oceanographer's sea bag, just like a bathythermograph or a plankton net. But is a whole book necessary if remote sensing is just another tool? While it is true that no one has written a whole book on plankton nets, volumes have been written about what is found in those nets. Today's state-of-the-art measurements from spacecraft or aircraft first must be interpreted in terms of their physics; then the interpretations must be understood in terms of oceanic processes. This is not materially different from the analogy to Ii plankton net; marine biolo­ gists still argue about what didn't get caught in the net.
Title:Introduction to satellite oceanographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:606 pagesPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401087407

ISBN - 13:9789401087407

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Table of Contents

1.- Some Historical Notes.- Measurement Philosophies.- Orbits.- Remote Sensing Vehicles.- Enticing Examples of Data.- 2.- The Nature of Radiation.- Blackbody Radiation.- Maxwell's Equations.- Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Matter.- Polarization.- Interaction with a Plane Surface.- Interpretation of Fresnel Reflectivity.- Radiometry.- Radiance Across an Interface.- Radiative Transfer Equation.- 3.- Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation.- Infrared Properties of Water.- Infrared Optical Properties of the Atmosphere.- Infrared Radiative Transfer Equation.- Atmospheric Effects on Infrared Sensing.- Infrared Measurements of Surface Temperature and Heat Flux.- Applications.- Colour Plates after 258 before.- 4.- Visible Remote Sensing and Instrumentation.- Visible Optical Properties of Water and Air.- Visible Radiative Transfer Equation.- Visible Solar Irradiance on the Sea.- 4 (continued).- Visible Reflectance from Beneath the Ocean's Surface.- Reflection from the Sea Surface.- Remote Sensing of Ocean Color.- Photography.- Applications.- 5.- Microwave Remote Sensing and Instrumentation.- Microwave Properties of Water and Air.- Microwave Radiative Transfer Equation.- Passive Microwave Radiometry.- Active Microwave Radiometry.- Applications.- References.- List of Symbols.