Table of Contents for: Our changing planet : the view from spac

 Staff view

You must be logged in to Tag Records

Our changing planet : the view from space /

edited by Michael D. King, Glaire L. Parkinson, Kim C. Partington, Robin G. Williams.

Book Cover
Names: King, Michael D., | Parkinson, Claire L., | Partington, Kim C., | Williams, Robin G.,
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Topics: Environmental sciences - Remote sensing. | Nature - Effect of human beings on. | Environnement. | Dégradation de l'environnement. | Photographie. | Télédétection. | Espace. | Earth - Pictorial works. | Space photography. | Remote sensing - Pictorial works. | Earth.
Regions: Earth (Planet) - Photographs from space. | Earth (Planet) - Remote-sensing images. | Earth (Planet)
Genres: Photographs from space. | Remote-sensing images.
Related Information: Publisher description
Tags: Add


Spaces will separate tags.
Use quotes for multi-word tags.


Foreword / P.J. Sellers -- Preface / M.D. King, C.L. Parkinson, K.C. Partington, R.G. Williams -- Acknowledgments -- [pt. 1]. The dynamic atmosphere -- Introduction / M.D. King -- Clouds : are the shutters of the Earth changing? / D.P. Wylie, W.P. Menzel -- Cloud optical and microphysical properties / M.D. King -- Clouds and the Earth's radiation budget / N.G. Loeb, T. Wong -- Water vapor / B.J. Soden -- A world of rain / R.F. Adler, G.J. Huffman, S. Curtis -- Hurricanes : connections with climate change / J.B. Halverson -- Lightning / S.J. Goodman, D.E. Buechler, E.W. McCaul, Jr. -- Warming and cooling of the atmosphere / Q. Fu, C.M. Johanson -- Dust in the wind / N.C. Husu, S., -C. Tsay, M.D. King, D.J. Diner -- Atmospheric pollution : a global problem / D.P. Edwards -- Ship tracks / S. Platnick -- Airplane contrails / P. Minnis -- Weekly cycle of nitrogen dioxide pollution from space / S. Beirle, U. Platt, T. Wagner, M.O. Wenig, J.F. Gleason -- The ozone hole / R.D. McPeters -- The chlorine threat to Earth's ozone shield / M.L. Santee.
[pt. 2]. The vital land -- Introduction / K.C. Partington -- The San Andreas fault : adjustments in the Earth's crust / D.T. Sandwell, B.R. Smith -- Mt. Pinatubo : an enduring volcanic hazard / P.J. Mounginis-Mark -- Extreme floods / S. Caquard, G.R. Brakenridge -- Satellite monitoring of Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever epidemics / J.E. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker -- Snow cover : the most dynamic feature on the Earth's surface / D.K. Hall, J.L. Foster -- Glaciers : scribes of climate ; harbingers of change / D.K. Hall, R.S. Williams, Jr. -- Boreal forests : a lengthening growing season / K.C. McDonald, J.S. Kimball -- Soil moisture : a critical underlying role / M.F. Jasinski, T.J. Jackson, M. Owe, B.A. Cosgrove -- The sunlit Earth / C.B. Schaaf -- Temperature of the land surface / Z. Wan.
[pt. 3]. The restless ocean -- Introduction / R.G. Williams -- Ocean bathymetry and plate tectonics / D.T. Sandwell -- Ocean surface topography and circulation / L.-L. Fu -- Heat in the ocean / P.J. Minnett -- Sea level rise / G.T. Mitchum R.S. Nerem -- Tides / R.D. Ray -- Winds over ocean / W.T. Liu, X. Xie -- The stormy Atlantic / D.K. Woolf, I.S. Robinson -- The ocean biosphere / C.R. McClain, G.C. Feldman -- Coccolithophores and the 'Sea of milk' / W.M. Balch -- Coral bleaching / G. Liu, A.E. Strong -- Hunting red tides from space / K.L. Carner, J.J. Walsh, J.P. Cannizzaro -- Marine sediments / J.G. Acker -- Tsunamis / R. Scharroo -- [pt. 4]. The frozen caps -- Introduction / K.C. Partington -- Antarctica : a continent revealed / K.C. Jezek -- Ice sheets on the move / E. Rignot, I. Joughin -- Ice sheets and the threat to global sea level / R.H. Thomas, R.A. Bindschadler -- The great white ocean : the Arctic's changing sea ice cover / C.L. Parkinson -- Bound together : Arctic sea ice, ocean, and atmosphere / C.L. Parkinson -- Sea ice : the shifting crust of the Southern Ocean / M.R. Drinkwater, J.C. Comiso -- Antarctic Polynyas : ventilation, bottom water, and high productivity for the world's oceans / J.C. Comiso, M.R. Drinkwater.
[pt. 5]. Evidence of our tenure -- Introduction / C.L. Parkinson -- Mapping the ancient Maya landscape from space / T.L. Sever, D.E. Irwin -- Global land use changes / J.A. Foley, N. Ramankutty, B. Leff, H.K. Gibbs -- The changing role of fire on Earth / D.P. Roy, C.O. Justice -- The tropical rain forest : threatened powerhouse of the biosphere / K.C. McDonald, B. Chapman, J.S. Kimball, R. Zimmermann -- The green wave / L. Zhou, R.K. Kaufmann, C.J. Tucker, R.B. Myneni -- Monitoring urban areas globally and locally / A. Schneider -- Gray wave of the great transformation / M.L. Imhoff, L. Bounoua, J.M. Shepherd -- Urban heat islands / D.A. Quattrochi, M.G. Estes, Jr., C.A. Laymon, W.L. Crosson, B.F. Howell, J.C. Luvall, D.L. Rickman -- Urbanization in China : the Pearl River delta example / K.C. Seto -- Water issues in the fertile crescent : irrigation in southeastern Turkey / M. Ozdogan, C.E. Woodcock, G.D. Salvucci -- Chronicling the destruction of Eden : the draining of the Iraqi marshes / G.T. Koeln, Y. Naficy, C.L. Parkinson -- Destruction of the Aral Sea / P.P. Micklin -- The desiccation of Lake Chad / M.T. Coe, C. Birkett -- Industrial pollution in the Russian Arctic / W.G. Rees -- Oil spills at sea / F. Parthiot.
Epilogue -- Appendix 1 : Satellites and satellite orbits / M.D. King -- Appendix 2 : Glossary -- Appendix 3 : Acronyms -- Appendix 4 : Contributors -- Index -- About the editors.
Loading Table of ContentsLoading

Table of Contents for: Our changing planet : the view from spac