Satellite remote sensing in climatology

A. M. Carleton

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Adopts a thematic approach to explaining contemporary concepts of weather and climate processes using satellite remote sensing data. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of clouds in climate; climatic teleconnections and surface-atmosphere interaction; and large-scale features of the general circulation, such as vortices and cloud bands. The importance of satellite information is discussed in relation to the development of baseline regimes of climatically-significant variables, and the monitoring of departures from those regimes as evidence of climatic anomolies and trends. Topics associated with those changes include the El Nino Southern Oscillation phenomenon; polar sea ice variations; and global warming. In addition, the author describes the role of satellite monitoring of impacts related to human activity on the climate system, through stratospheric ozones depletion, deforestation, desertification, and cloud cover augmentation. -after Publisher

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSatellite remote sensing in climatology
PublisherBelhaven Press, Pinter/CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL; Studies in Climatology Series
ISBN (Print)084937720X, 185293039X, 9780849377204, 9781852930394
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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