Remote sensing: monitoring changes to the water and carbon cycle

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  • Created on: 19-04-18 14:40
Arctic sea ice
Measure microwave activity radiated from earth's surface. Compare images from over time
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Ice caps and glaciers
Measures surface height of glacier/ ice using laser. Shows changes.
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Sea surface temperatures
Radiometers measure the wave band of radiation emitted from the ocean surface. Measure temp and areas of upwelling/ downwelling
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Water vapour
Meausre cloud liquid water and total precipitable water. Long term trends in cloud cover and water vapour
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Deforestation
Measure reflectivity of earth's surface and land use changes
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Atmospheric CO2
New satellite measurements from NASA. Measures the effectiveness of absorption of CO2 by plants.
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Primary production in oceans
Measure net primary production in oceans and on land.
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Card 2

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Ice caps and glaciers

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Measures surface height of glacier/ ice using laser. Shows changes.

Card 3

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Sea surface temperatures

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Card 4

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Water vapour

Back

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Card 5

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Deforestation

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