GEO.- Global Earth Science
These global pages provide links to web sites which view the earth and its surface environment as a whole and through satellite observation, from the outside. This is a rapidly expanding field of science. On these pages you will find information on global climatic and environmental change, as well as on many other daily global events.
Introduction- a brief introduction and explanation of what is available.
Global links classified by Dewey Decimal System.
Dewey classified Global Links
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and allied sciences|
530Physics|540Chemistry and allied sciences|
600Technology|620Engineering and allied sciences|660Chemical engineering|900Geography. History.
last update: 29.09.1999
sciences and mathematics
520 Astronomy and allied sciences
540 Chemistry and allied sciences
550 Earth sciences
Earth Watching Homepage ESA - ESRIN(European Space Agency) - Eurimage and ESA/ESRIN started the Earth Watching project for two main reasons: to supply satellite data and pertinent information quickly in cases of natural disasters; and to demonstrate the benefits of remote sensing applications during emergencies, through images and articles. The volcano pages include images of the Barßrbunga eruption and j÷kulhlaup, 1996
Integrated Earth Information Server (National Science Foundation) - a variety of global and regional real-time environmental observations, such as weather, ocean, seismic etc., some in stunning graphical form. This web site is increasingly providing educational material along with the data.
Earth Observatory (NASA) - monitors regional and global changes on our planet almost
as they happen. Here you can explore with NASA scientists the causes and effects of
climatic and environmental change through the use of real satellite data
551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology
Sensing Satellite (ERS) A multi-disciplinary payload provides measurements of
sea-surface wind speed/direction, sea-surface height, wave height, sea-surface
temperature, cloud-top temperature and cover, atmospheric water vapour, the satellite's
orbit and position and radar images of land, ice and ocean regions.
MTPE-Mission to Planet Earth - NASA and its interagency and international partners are striving to discover patterns in climate that will allow us to predict and respond to environmental events - such as floods and severe winters-well in advance of their occurrence.
- 551.1 Gross structure and properties of the earth
- 551.2 Volcanoes, earthquakes, thermal waters and gases
Remote sensing of volcanoes - EOS project, mainly connected with climatic change.
Terrestrial Volcanoes (C.J.Hamilton) - from the author┤s "Views of the solar system) - this is a good general account of volcanism on the earth. Examples of volcanic eruptions and further references.
- 551.3 Surface and exogenous processes and their agents
- 551.4 Geomorphology and hydrosphere
Sea temperature GIF - single GIF image of surface temp. distribution (part of NASA┤s MTPE)
Using Satellite RADAR Imagery to Study the Polar Regions (NASA & JPL) The primary science focus is on sea ice, which is ice formed in the oceans, and how we study it using RADAR or SAR imagery.
- 551.5 Meteorology
Volcanoes and climatic change - remote sensing - EOS project.
- 551.6 Climatology and weather
Global warming (United States Environmental Protection Agency) - This is an outline for a series of slides on climate change and the potential impacts of climate change. Summary text slides and also clear diagrams.
560 Paleontology and paleozoology
570 Life sciences and Biology
Plant life distribution Single GIF global view of life seen from space. (NASA┤s MTPE programme)
SeaWiFS Project (Goddard Space Center). The purpose of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Project is to provide quantitative data on global ocean bio-optical properties to the Earth science community. Subtle changes in ocean color signify various types and quantities of marine phytoplankton (microscopic marine plants), the knowledge of which has both scientific and practical applications.
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
620 Engineering and allied operations
Twelve new space platforms (Paul Haggerty, based on sources: Committee on Earth Observation Satellites; SpaceNews research Space News/Lamont W. Harvey) - a table of 12 remote sensing platforms for earth study which are due for launch by the end of 1997. Gives names and responsible organizations, so you could search fore further info. if you like.
Earth observational SAR satellites - 1.The European Space Agency's Earth RemoteSensing Satellites(ERS) 2.The National SpaceDevelopment Agency of Japan's Japanese EartResources Satellite (JERS-1) 3.The Canadian Space Agency'RADARSAT Satellite
Each of these agencies has built Earth orbiting satellites which carry a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument to study and monitor the Earth and its global climate.
660 Chemical engineering
900 Geography, History.
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