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By D. Glackin, G. Peltzer

During this monograph, the authors hint the evolution of distant sensing satellites and their tools and geospatial info processing, rfile the state-of-the-art, and current key developments rising for the subsequent decade. The authors emphasize the expanding commercialization and overseas enlargement of the sphere, fairly within the box of imaging satellites and using geographic info platforms to make distant sensing info extra accessible.
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First, NASA's Earth Observing System Laser Alt-I mission, 32 Civil, Commercial, and International Remote Sensing Systems recently renamed ICESat, will host a laser altimeter, principally for measuring ice sheet topography. Second, it was recently announced that a NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) mission will be PICASSO-CENA, a joint mission between NASA and the lnstitut Pierre Simon Laplace in Paris. A backscatter lidar for measuring clouds and aerosols will be hosted on PICASSOCENA.

Appropriate selection of spectral bands in the visible spectrum allows ocean phytoplankton to be mapped in terms of a color code that is easily understood by personnel with a minimum of training. The nutrient-rich regions, which contain the phytoplankton upon which fish feed, are easy to discern, but they also tend to be the cold-water regions in which most fish do not like to live. The fish tend to congregate along the boundaries of these regions, swimming into the cold-water regions to feed. During the 1980-1995 period, the only source of ocean color imagery was the coastal zone color scanner (CZCS) instrument on NASA's Nimbus-7 scientific satellite.

In the Mideast, Israel is quite active in joint missions with the EROS and David projects. Italy is planning the ambitious COSMO/Skymed mission, while Spain is planning Fuego. In addition to these regions of the world, Australia is planning the ARIES hyperspectral mission, South Africa built the SUNSAT microsat, and Germany is planning its first free-flying remote sensing satellite, FIRES. The new governmental policies, related to remote sensing satellite systems that were born out of fiscal pressures in the latter part of the 1980-1997 time period, are resulting in certain problems.

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