Use of Remote Sensing in Environmental Pollution and Climate Change (pp. 233-274)
Authors: (Yuanzhi Zhang, Su Yan)
Abstract: This chapter mainly describes the use of remote sensing in environmental pollution and climate change at local, regional, and global scales. The information derived from satellite-based observations has a number of distinct advantages over ground-based measurements. The remote information is comparable between different areas over different periods of time, and also provides the different parts of electromagnetic measurements. Up to date, remote sensing technology has proven to be a powerful tool to monitor and assess environmental pollution and climate change on a regular basis. Remotely sensed data acquired from various satellites, with increasing capabilities in terms of spatial, temporal and spectral resolution, allow more efficient and reliable monitoring of environment and climate change over time at different scales.