Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: Nasa's Earth Observing System And The Science Of Aster And Modis: Nasa's Earth Observing System A by Bhaskar RamachandranLand Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: Nasa's Earth Observing System And The Science Of Aster And Modis: Nasa's Earth Observing System A by Bhaskar Ramachandran

Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: Nasa's Earth Observing System And The Science…

byBhaskar RamachandranEditorChristopher O. Justice, Michael J. Abrams

Hardcover | November 8, 2010

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Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: The Science of ASTER and MODIS is an edited compendium of contributions dealing with ASTER and MODIS satellite sensors aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua platforms launched as part of the Earth Observing System fleet in 1999 and 2002 respectively. This volume is divided into six sections. The first three sections provide insights into the history, philosophy, and evolution of the EOS, ASTER and MODIS instrument designs and calibration mechanisms, and the data systems components used to manage and provide the science data and derived products. The latter three sections exclusively deal with ASTER and MODIS data products and their applications, and the future of these two classes of remotely sensed observations.
Bhaskar Ramachandran is a senior scientist who supports the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) science mission at the Earth Resources and Observation Science (EROS) Center at the U.S. Geological Survey in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He currently supports the MODIS science mission, and has performed similar roles for the Landsat-7 and AST...
Title:Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: Nasa's Earth Observing System And The Science…Format:HardcoverDimensions:873 pagesPublished:November 8, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue.- Acknowledgements.- Part I: The Earth Observing System and the Evolution of ASTER and MODIS.- Evolution of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) and Development of the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Instruments.- Philosophy and Architecture of the EOS Data and Information System (EOSDIS) .- Lessons Learned from the EOSDIS Engineering Experience.- Part II: ASTER and MODIS: Instrument Design, Radiometry and Geometry.- Terra ASTER Instrument Design and Geometry.- ASTER VNIR and SWIR Radiometric Calibration and Atmospheric Correction.- ASTER TIR Radiometric Calibration and Atmospheric Correction.- Terra and Aqua MODIS Design, Radiometry and Geometry in Support of Land Remote Sensing.- Part III: ASTER and MODIS: Data Systems.- ASTER and MODIS Land Data Management at the Land Processes and National Snow and Ice Data Centers.- An Overview of the EOS Data Distribution Systems.- The Language of EOS Data: Hierarchical Data Format.- Part IV: ASTER Science and Applications.- The ASTER Data System: An Overview of the Data Products in Japan and US.- ASTER Applications in Volcanology.- Issues affecting geological mapping with ASTER Data: A Case Study of the Mt Fitton Area, South Australia.- ASTER Data Use in Mining Applications.- ASTER Imaging and Analysis of Glacier Hazards.- ASTER Application in Urban Heat Balance Analysis: A Case Study of Nagoya.- Monitoring Urban Change with ASTER Data.- Estimation of methane emission from west Siberian lowland with sub-pixel land cover characterization between MODIS and ASTER.- ASTER Stereoscopic Data and Digital Elevation Models.- Using ASTER Stereo Images to Quantify Surface Roughness.- Technoscientific Diplomacy: The Practice of International Politics in the ASTER Collaboration.- Part V: MODIS Science and Applications.- MODIS Land Data Products: Generation, Quality Assurance and Validation.- MODIS Directional Surface Reflectance Product: Method, Error Estimates and Validation.- Aqua and Terra MODIS Albedo and Reflectance Anisotropy Products.- MODIS Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity.- MODIS Vegetation Indices.- Leaf Area Index and Fraction of Absorbed PAR Products from Terra and Aqua MODIS Sensors: Analysis, Validation and Refinement.- MODIS-Derived Terrestrial Primary Production.- MODIS-Derived Global Fire Products.- MODIS Snow and Ice Products, and their Assessment and Applications.- Characterizing Global Land Cover Type and Seasonal Land Cover Dynamics at Moderate Spatial Resolution Using MODIS.- MODIS Vegetative Cover Conversion and Vegetation Continuous Fields.- Multi-Sensor Global Retrievals of Evapotranspiration for Climate Studies Using the Surface Energy Budget System.- Part VI: The Future of Land Remote Sensing.- The Evolution of U.S. Moderate Resolution Optical Land Remote Sensing from AVHRR to VIIRS.- The Future of Landsat-Class Remote Sensing.- International Coordination of Satellite Land Observations: Integrated Observations of the Land.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book is directed to those involved in monitoring land surfaces using remotely sensed data . . provides a solid reference to the current science and application of the ASTER and MODIS sensors. This book encompasses both the technical aspects and the wide range of applications of both sensors. . provides an excellent reference for the technical specifications and consideration in these sensors. . Those who use ASTER or MODIS imagery for land observations should consider finding room on their bookshelves for this book." (Anthony L. Nguy-Robertson, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, January, 2012)