Earth from Space

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: Random House


Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Disclaimer: book optimally viewed on a colour device. You don't know home until you leave it. With over 200 spectacular images, including astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit’s footage, Earth from Space reveals our planet as you’ve never seen it before. For decades we competed to be the first to reach space, but it was when we looked back at Earth that we were truly awestruck. Now, for the first time, using advanced satellite images we can show the earth’s surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in breathtaking detail. From the colours and patterns that make up our planet to the mass migrations and seismic changes that shape it, Earth from Space sheds new light on the planet we call home. It reveals the intimate stories behind the breathtaking images, following herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa and turtles travelling on ocean currents that are invisible unless seen from space. The true colours of our blue planet are revealed, from the striped tulip fields of Holland to the green swirl of a plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy. Whether it's the world’s largest beaver dam – so remote it was only discovered through satellite imagery – or newly formed islands born from volcanic eruptions, discover a new perspective on our ever-changing planet.

Images of the Earth from Space

Innovative Applications, Advanced Technologies, and New Markets : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Scientific Cooperation and the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, February 15, 1990

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on International Scientific Cooperation



Category: Artificial satellites in remote sensing

Page: 160

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Remote Sensing of the Earth from Space: Atmospheric Correction

Author: Kirill Y. Kondratyev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 478

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The monograph being proposed for the English-speaking research community is concentrated on the atmospheric correction of satellite images as a part of thematic interpretation procedures while processing remote sensing data. For linguistic reasons a large section of the community may have been unaware of the progress made in Russia in this field of science and technology. Meanwhile, Russia was the first country to launch the first artificial satellite in 1957 and to obtain from space for the first time spectra of the Earth's atmosphere in the 1960's. New applications of the radiation transfer theory for the atmosphere underlying surface system appeared first in Russia in the 1970's. Direct and in verse problems of the atmospheric optics were then formulated giving the scientific basis for studies of natural resources from space. Since that time new mathematical treatments for the atmospheric correction procedures have been widely developed in Russia, including both analytical and numerical tech niques to simulate spectral, angular, and spatial distributions of the outgoing radiation in visual and infrared regions. The authors of the book were at the beginning of the scientific approach. A wide range of mathematical im provements to elaborate polinomial approximations for dependencies between atmospheric radiation field and parameters of space surveying was due to the necessity to process satellite images in real time using special software of ex isted computer means for the studies.

To Preserve the Sense of Earth from Space

Report of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Panel on the Information Policy Implications of Archiving Satellite Data : Regarding the Archiving Requirements of the Proposed Transfer to the Private Sector of the U.S. Civil Space Remote-sensing Satellite Systems

Author: United States. Panel on the Information Policy Implications of Archiving Satellite Data



Category: Government publications

Page: 68

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The Third Planet

Exploring the Earth from Space

Author: Sally Ride

Publisher: Imaginary Lines, Inc.


Category: Astronautics in astronomy

Page: 56

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Astronaut Sally Ride examines how the earth is studied from space, its critical relationship with the other planets in the solar system, and some of the earth's features, including climate, orbits, atmosphere, and light.

Commercial Utilization of Outer Space

Law and Practice

Author: Hanneke Louise Van Traa-Engelman

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 215

This book assesses the present status of space activity regulation against the background of the progressive commercialization of outer space. The basic legal framework for outer space activity was established during a time when space endeavour was still in its infancy and a critical reassessment of its principles therefore forms the basis of this publication. The outcome of this analysis and the legal implications which result from applying it to practical space utilization yield an insight into the legal questions pertaining to space commercialization and its practical implementation. "Commercial Utilization of Outer Space" will be of great interest to academics and practitioners in the field of space activities, as well as to government policy makers in different sectors of space commercialization ranging from space transportation, satellite communication and remote sensing to space insurance and manufacturing in outer space. Wherever appropriate and feasible practical aspects have been dealt with against the background of present-day realities and developments foreseen for the future.

Utilization of Space

Today and Tomorrow

Author: Berndt Feuerbacher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 410

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Describes the various fields of application of astronautics and the underlying technology. Written on a level understandable for non-specialists. Provides an outlook on the future of this fascinating field.

ABCs from Space

A Discovered Alphabet

Author: Adam Voiland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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“Twenty or so years from now, we may point to this book as the launchpad for the careers of astrophysicists and astronauts.” —The New York Times “Young children will find the alphabet in amazing places in ABCs from Space, an abecedary composed of distant landforms, cloud formations, and sinuous waterways.” —The Wall Street Journal “This remarkable bird’s-eye…view of the planet…lets readers see Earth—and the alphabet—in a new light.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Look up! Does that cloud look like an animal? Do the stars form a circle in the sky? But have you ever wondered what our world looks like from space? Discover the alphabet in an all-new way with this clever picture book filled with unaltered images of Earth from space. In this ingenious alphabet book, scientist and writer Adam Voiland takes us on a journey of our planet from afar. And you might be very surprised at what you see. Could that river form an A? Could those clouds form a B? These awe-inspiring and unaltered images of Earth from above showcase the diversity and beauty of our amazing planet in a special and unique way. From A to Z, ABCs from Space is a rare opportunity to see Earth like you could never have imagined. And as you go through the book, play a guessing game of where and what the letters might be and then find the answers in the detailed descriptions in the back of the book along with information about the science of space.

Observing Land from Space

Science, Customers and Technology

Author: Michel M. Verstraete

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 344

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M. Verstraete (1) and M. Menenti (2, 3) (1) Space Applications Institute, Ispra, Italy, (2) The Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands and (3) Université Louis Pasteur, Illkirch, France. The European Network for the development of Advanced Models to interpret Optical Remote Sensing data over terrestrial environments (ENAMORS) is a consortium of academic and research institutions involved in methodological research and in applications of remote sensing techniques for Earth Observation. It was supported initially through a Concerted Action from the Environment and Climate Research and Technology Development Program in the 4th Framework Program of the European Commission. Its activities include the organization of international scientific conferences, the first of which took place in Tuusula, Finland, from September 17 to 19, 1997. This book contains the proceedings of that conference and effectively summarizes the discussions and conclusions reached by the participants. The title of this meeting was ‘Optical Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Surfaces: New Sensors, Advanced Algorithms, and the Opportunity for Novel Applications’. It aimed at assembling representatives from the policy maker, remote sensing research and end-user communities, as well as from national and international space agencies and aerospace industries. Together, they discussed the need for R&D support, as well as the contents and priorities of such a program in this economic sector during the period covered by the 5th Framework Program (1999--2002).