By Bhaskar Ramachandran, Christopher O. Justice, Michael J. Abrams
Land distant Sensing and international Environmental swap: The technology of ASTER and MODIS is an edited compendium of contributions facing ASTER and MODIS satellite tv for pc sensors aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua systems introduced as a part of the Earth gazing procedure fleet in 1999 and 2002 respectively. This quantity is split into six sections. the 1st 3 sections offer insights into the heritage, philosophy, and evolution of the EOS, ASTER and MODIS tool designs and calibration mechanisms, and the information structures elements used to control and supply the technological know-how info and derived items. The latter 3 sections completely take care of ASTER and MODIS information items and their purposes, and the way forward for those periods of remotely sensed observations.