The Footprint of Urban Areas on Global Climate as Characterized by MODIS

  title={The Footprint of Urban Areas on Global Climate as Characterized by MODIS},
  author={Menglin S. Jin and Robert E. Dickinson and Da-lin Zhang},
One mechanism for climate change is the collected impact of changes in land cover or land use. Such changes are especially significant in urban areas where much of the world’s population lives. Satellite observations provide a basis for characterizing the physical modifications that result from urbanization. In particular, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Terra satellite measures surface spectral… CONTINUE READING
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