Satellite Remote Sensing Missions for Monitoring Water, Carbon, and Global Climate Change

@article{Tsang2010SatelliteRS,
  title={Satellite Remote Sensing Missions for Monitoring Water, Carbon, and Global Climate Change},
  author={Leung Tsang and Thomas J. Jackson},
  journal={Proc. IEEE},
  year={2010},
  volume={98},
  pages={645-648}
}
This special issue covers recent and future Earth observing satellites including the purpose of each mission, technology of the measurements, modeling of the physics and data, image and signal processing. 
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