Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing by GARY JEDLOVEC

By GARY JEDLOVEC

Distant sensing is the purchase of knowledge of an item or phenomenon, via both recording or real-time sensing device(s), that isn't in actual or intimate touch with the thing (such as when it comes to plane, spacecraft, satellite tv for pc, buoy, or ship). In perform, distant sensing is the stand-off assortment by utilizing various units for amassing info on a given item or region. Human lifestyles depends on our skill to appreciate, make the most of, deal with and keep the surroundings we are living in - Geoscience is the technology that seeks to accomplish those targets. This e-book is a suite of contributions from world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged within the fields of geoscience and distant sensing.

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For such ice conditions, further studies are needed. 2 Active microwave methods The key merit of this sensor is, as with passive microwave, that it is available irrespective of either cloud or darkness. In addition, the advent of space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has made it possible to obtain the backscatter coefficient data with a horizontal resolution of 10 to 100 m, although the swath width is limited to a few tens to hundreds of kilometres. In general, the backscatter coefficient includes the effects of both surface scattering and volume scattering, depending on the microwave frequency and ice conditions such as salinity, roughness (degree of deformation) and temperature.

Although they have all contributed greatly to our knowledge about ice thickness distribution on a regional scale, ultimately it is the operational monitoring at a global scale via space-borne sensors that is most desirable. In this section, we evaluate the current situation regarding several satellite remote sensing possibilities. 1 Passive microwave methods Multi-frequency passive microwave sensors have flown in space continuously since 1979. The merits of this sensor are: 1) the signal is not subject to the effect of cloud; 2) due to its large swath width, daily coverage is possible at a global scale; and 3) data can be obtained both day and night.

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