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By Emilio Chuvieco

Global switch is more and more thought of a serious subject in environmental study. distant sensing equipment offer a great tool to observe worldwide variables, given that they supply a scientific assurance of the Earth’s floor, at varied spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. This booklet deals an research of the major missions in international Earth commentary, and stories the most fields during which distant sensing equipment are delivering important info for international switch studies.

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It was named Large Format Camera, since it covered twice the territory (23 × 46 cm) of an ordinary aerial photography film. It was used for basic cartography, as well as thematic interpretation (Francis and Jones 1984; Lulla 1993). Other cameras on board the Space Shuttle have been the Hasselblad 70 mm, Aerotechnika and more recently, the Electronic Sill Camera, a digital camera with up to 2048 × 2048 pixels (Lulla 1993). S. gov/). These photographs provide a sporadic historical record to monitor environmental change (Lulla and Dessinov 2000).

S. Agency for International Development, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Office of Management and Budget. gov/). As far as satellite missions are concerned, the main interagency cooperation has been between NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 42 E. Chuvieco, C. Justice (NOAA) in the context of weather and climate forecasting. NASA is responsible for the experimental satellite systems and NOAA for the operational systems. The main collaborative initiatives have been developed in the framework of the Geostationary and Polar-orbiting satellite systems, the former having been initiated in the early sixties.

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