Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for oceanographers and marine scientists interested in applications of satellite imagery and other remote sensing techniques to studying and monitoring ocean and coastal waters. Produced by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, it is the sixth volume in the Manual of Remote Sensing, Third Edition, the widely accepted basic reference work in the field. It brings together contributions from an international team of scientists active in remote sensing and ocean research.
The volume is organized for quick access to topics of particular interest, with chapters on ocean productivity, circulation, pollution, wind, planetary waves, sea ice and coastal processes. The first chapter reviews the history of satellite observations of the ocean, noting the contribution from different countries and the interactions of military and civilian interests. The final chapter reviews the developing technology for in-situ measurements, including cabled observatories, which can calibrate and extend the satellite observations.
The volume editor, James F.R. Gower, Ph.D., is a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, where he has explored applications of satellites to oceanography since 1971. He has been a member of NASA teams in altimetry, radar and ocean color, and has been responsible for organizing symposia on Oceanography from Space in Venice, Italy in 1980, 1990 and 2000.
This 360-page hardcover book, with Internet sources, helpful color illustrations and extensive references, is a major resource for researchers and practitioners working in marine environmental sciences. Price is discounted for ASPRS members and students.
Founded in 1934, ASPRS is an international professional organization of 6,000 geospatial data professionals. ASPRS is devoted to advancing knowledge and improving understanding of the mapping sciences to promote responsible application of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems and supporting technologies.