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Use of Satellite and In-Situ Data to Improve Sustainability

Edited by Kogan, Felix; Powell, Alfred; Fedorov, Oleg 
Springer  2011  



Hardback  350  ISBN 9789048196173      £126.00


Softcover  350  ISBN 9789048196203      £63.00
From the series NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

More than 30-year operational satellite data have already been used for monitoring land, ocean and atmosphere. These applications have contributed to improve sustainable economy, produce healthy environment and enhance human life. The Advanced Research Workshop sponsored by NATO and organized by the USA€s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Ukrainian's Space Agency bring the scientists with the most mature research designed for practical use. The goals were to select those which is used for services today and identify the areas to expand research and services. Scientific and application results of the Workshop presented in this book can be used today in agriculture, forestry, water resources, healthy coastal life and fisheries, climate and land cover change, anthropogenic activities and others. The presented papers provide information on how to use operational satellites and in situ measurements for early detection of large-scale droughts, floods and fires, diagnose crop and pasture annual losses, predict periods with health/unhealthy vegetation based on such climate forcing events as ENSO, monitor air quality and geomagnetic activities, assess land cover trends in responce to global warming etc. The available satellite/ground information and method is currently warn with a lead time sufficient to respond, recover and protect.

Contents

Preface.

Part 1. Large-Scale Weather Disasters: Early Detection & Monitoring From Space & In Situ Data.
Monitoring Droughts and Impacts on Crop Yield in UKRAINE from Weather and Satellite Data.
Early Detection and Monitoring Droughts form NOAA Environmental Satellite.
Flood Monitoring from SAR Data.
Satellite Rainfall Information for Flood Preparedness and Response.
Monitoring Severe Weather in UKRAINE with Satellite Data
Daily Fire Occurrence in Ukraine from 2002 to 2008.
Satellite-Based Systems for Agro-Meteorological Monitoring.

Part 2. Environment and Food Security: Diagnosis and Prediction.
Monitoring Droughts and Pastures Productivity in MONGOLIA Using NOAA-AVHRR Data.
Satellite-Derived Information on Snow Cover for Agriculture Applications in Ukraine.
Grain Yield Prediction in Russia
Satellite-Based Crop Production Monitoring in Ukraine and Regional Food Security.
New Regression Models for Prediction of Grain Yield Anomalies from Satellite-based Vegetation Health Indices.
Phytosanitary Situation of Agrocenosis in Ukraine and New Technologies for Monitoring Harmful Organisms.

Part 3. Climate Change, Environment and Socioeconomics.
30-Year Land Surface Trend from AVHRR-based Global Vegetation Health Data.
Global Warming, Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation, Thermohaline Catastrophe and their Impact on Climate of the North Atlantic Region
Global Warming and Possible Changes in the Recurrences of Grain Crops Anomalies
Regime Shifts in the Atmosphere and their Relationship to Abrupt Ocean Changes.
Glacier Degradation from GIS and Remote Sensing Data.
ENSO Impact on Vegetation.
Bio-Climatic Potential of Russia and Climate Change

Part 4. Marine Ecosystem, Land Cover, Atmosphere & Anthropogenic Activities.
Consequences of Land and Marine Ecosystems Interaction for the Black Sea Coastal Zone
Utilizing Satellite Data to Highlight High Ozone Concentration Events During Fire Episodes.
Geomagnetic Disturbances and Seismic Events in the Vrancea Zone from in Situ Data.
First Step towards Monitoring Surface Ozone Dynamics in Ukrainian.
Satellite Monitoring of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions.
Detection of Desertification Zones Using Multi-Year Remote Sensing Data.- Satellite Desertification Monitoring in Sahara.

Part 5. Satellite & In Situ Long Records for Trend Analysis, Modeling & Monitoring.
Global Vegetation Health: Long-Term Data Records.
Aero-Space Radar On-line Monitoring of Disasters in Ukraine.
Comparison of AVHRR-based Global Data Records.
Merging remote sensing and in situ data for estimation of energy balance components under climate change conditions: Ukrainian steppe zone.
Atmosphere aerosol properties measured with AERONET/PHOTONS sun-photometer over Kyiv during 2008-2009.
Global Distribution of Magnetic Storm Fields and Relativistic Particles Fluxes.

Appendix 1.
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Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5.

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