Meteorological Satellite Systems

Meteorological Satellite Systems

by Su-Yin Tan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461494195
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Series: SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 131
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Su-Yin Tan is a senior lecturer at the University of Waterloo (Canada). She teaches courses on geographic information systems, remote sensing, and spatial data analysis. She is a distinguished Gates Scholar and received her PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (UK), two Masters degrees from Oxford University (UK) and Boston University (USA), and a BSc (Env) from the University of Guelph (Canada).

Dr. Tan has also chaired the Department of Space Applications and regularly serves as a visiting lecturer at the International Space University’s Space Studies Program. Dr. Tan has an interdisciplinary background in the environmental sciences and spatial data analysis methodologies in a range of application areas, such as climatology, ecosystem modeling, and remote sensing.

Dr. Tan has built a diverse record of research experience in North America, Australia, Asia, South America, and Europe. Although born in Canada, she was raised in Papua New Guinea, where she developed an interest in conservation. She maintains an interest in issues related to space technologies and environmental applications.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Meteorological Satellites.- History and Background.- Examining the Tools of Space Meteorology.- U.S. Meteorological Satellites.- European Meteorological Satellites and EUMETSAT.- Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Meteorological Satellites.- International Collaboration in Meteorological Satellites Systems.- Evolving and Future Capabilities.- Meteorological and Remote Sensing Satellites Roles in Monitoring Climate Change.- Top Ten Things to Know about Meteorological Satellites.

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