Lecture 2 - Geosystems Remote Sensing Satellite Remote Sensing of Land Oceans and Atmospheres provides measurements in support of earth system

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Geosystems Geosystems Satellite Remote Sensing of Land Oceans and Atmospheres provides measurements in support of earth system science and natural resource management A variety of sensing systems are in place using different measurement techniques Some provide local information Some provide global information We will show several of these in class
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GeoEye 1 Jan 20 2009
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Geosystems Geosystems Sea Surface Temperature
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Satellite image of land and sea surface temperature from thermal infrared radiance measurements Yellow – warmest Green Blue Purple - coldest Gulf Stream Gulf Stream Cold water Cold water warmest warmest Δ Δ temp = 0.5 temp = 0.5 o C C
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Data to Information System Design
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South Island New Zealand 0 ---------------------------------------------------- 120 miles Mt Cook National Park True Color Satellite Image Christchurch
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Mount Cook Christchurch, popn. 398,000
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True Color Image from NASA MODIS 1km data 172 degrees East 43 degrees South
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Tagula Island, Papua New Guinea
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MODIS 1km True Color Image Dec 2008
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• MODIS Aerosol optical thickness – June to Aug 2002 Red = small particles (smoke) Green = large particles (dust and salt) • Clouds Red = Shallow clouds Green = Deep convective clouds
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MODIS Active Fires 01/21/09 - 01/30/09
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MODIS Atmospheric Water Vapor
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• Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula January 27 2009
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Historical Development Balloon Photo of Boston 1836 Balloon Photo of Boston 1836
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2009 for the course GEOG 201 taught by Professor Prince during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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Lecture 2 - Geosystems Remote Sensing Satellite Remote Sensing of Land Oceans and Atmospheres provides measurements in support of earth system

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