COSPAR: Space Research

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Open Meetings of the Working Groups on Physical Sciences of the Twenty-First Plenary Meeting of COSPAR, Innsbruck, Austria, 29 May - 10 June 1978

Editors: M. J. Rycroft
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080234175
eBook ISBN: 9781483156071
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 10th April 1979
Page Count: 634
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Cospar Space Research, Volume XIX covers the proceedings of the Open Meetings of the Working Groups on Physical Sciences of the 21st Plenary Meeting of COSPAR, held in Innsbruck, Austria, from May 29 to June 10, 1978, focusing on the developments in space research. The contributions concentrate on remote sensing, middle atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, and materials science in space. The selection first offers information on global development of space research, including weather and climate, material sciences in space, planets, sun, stars, magnetosphere, and high energy astrophysics. The book then takes a look at the spectral characteristics of surface phenomena and their impact on the design of an optoelectronic multispectral system; use of weather satellite data in the evaluation of water resources; and atmospheric and surface radiation balance as identified from satellite data. The compilation discusses the assimilation of non-simultaneous satellite and conventional meteorological data using statistical weights; annual variation and variability of meteorological parameters in the stratosphere and mesosphere; and physical properties affecting the existence of small particles in the mesosphere. The book also focuses on the determination of density scale-height profiles, geomagnetic effects in the exosphere, and gravity waves and tidal winds in the equatorial thermosphere. The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in space research.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Preface Highlights of Recent Space Research Global Development of Space Research, 1977-1978 Remote Sensing The Earth's Surface The Spectral Characteristics of Selected Surface Phenomena and their Impact on the Design of an Opto-electronic Multispectral System Photointerpretation of Computer Enhanced LANDSAT Images of Serbia (Yugoslavia) The Use of Weather Satellite Data in the Evaluation of National Water Resources, with Special Reference to the Sultanate of Oman The Microwave Remote Sensing Experiment in the First Spacelab Payload and Plans for Further Spacelab Instrumentation Meteorology Atmospheric and Surface Radiation Balance as Determined from Satellite Data Analysis of Cloud and Precipitation Fields from Satellite IR and Microwave Pictures Preliminary Results from the First European Geostationary Meteorological Satellite METEOSAT Dynamic Interpretation of METEOSAT Imagery Standardization of Satellite Images of the NOAA Scanning Radiometer Signals for an Objective Cloud Classification Dynamic Classification of Mesoscale Cloud Patterns Infrared Measurements over Cirrus Clouds in the 6.5 and 11.5 μɱ Regions On the Assimilation of Non-Simultaneous Satellite and Conventional Meteorological Data Using Statistical Weights The Middle Atmosphere Remote Sensing Studies Review of Climatological Information Obtained from Remote Sensing of the Stratosphere and Mesosphere Water Vapour and Ozone in the Mesosphere Observed from "Salyut-5" Comparisons of Atmospheric Temperatures Derived from Falling Sphere and Grenade Experiments Conducted at Wallops Island in 1975 Direct Observations Summary of Atmospheric Observations and Investigations in the Altitude Region from 20 to 80 km Preliminary Results of the Intercomparison Test of US and


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M. J. Rycroft