The revised third edition of this textbook discusses the applications of remote sensing for a wide variety of Earth and planetary atmosphere and surface sciences, such as geology, oceanography, resource observation, atmospheric sciences, and ionospheric studies. It offers readers new sections on radar interferometry, radar stereo, and planetary radar, and explores new techniques in imaging spectroscopy and large optics used in Earth orbiting, planetary, and astrophysics missions. It also describes remote sensing instruments on, as well as data acquired with, the most recent Earth and space missions.
Written by two planetary scientists, this text explains the physical and chemical principles of atmospheric evolution and planetary atmospheres in the context of how atmospheric composition and climate determine a planet’s habitability. The authors survey the current understanding of the atmospheric evolution and climate on Earth as well as planets far beyond. They cover atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and atmospheric dynamics, and provide an integrated view of planetary atmospheres and their evolution. This interdisciplinary text is a resource for graduate-level students and researchers working in the fields of atmospheric science, geochemistry, planetary science, astrobiology, and astronomy.
This title presents a strategy for addressing climate change with the tools currently in place. The book covers topics that include making a completely renewable power grid, permanently sequestering carbon, and overcoming the social and political barriers that block progress. The author teaches the ins and outs of climate change and its solutions in an understandable way while encouraging collective and systemic action.
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