Remote Sensing Physics


An Introduction to Observing Earth from Space

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<b>Remote Sensing Physics</b> <p>ADVANCED TEXTBOOK SERIES <p><b>Remote Sensing Physics</b> <p><b> An Introduction to Observing Earth from Space</b> <p>The development of spaceborne remote sensing technology has led to a new understanding of the complexity of our planet by allowing us to observe Earth and its environments on spatial and temporal scales that are unavailable to terrestrial sensors. <p><i>Remote Sensing Physics: An Introduction to Observing Earth from Space</i> is a graduate-level text that examines the underlying physical principles and techniques used to make remote measurements, along with the algorithms used to extract geophysical information from those measurements. <p><b>Volume highlights include:</b> <ul><li>Basis for Earth remote sensing including ocean, land, and atmosphere</li> <li>Description of satellite orbits relevant for Earth observations</li> <li>Physics of passive sensing, including infrared, optical and microwave imagers</li> <li>Physics of active sensing, including radars and lidars </li> <li>Overview of current and future Earth observation missions</li> <li>Compendium of resources including an extensive bibliography</li> <li>Sample problem sets and answers available to instructors</li></ul> <p><i>The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals. </i>