Remote sensing brought near

Remote sensing continues to yield important data about our planet, especially relevant given present environmental concerns. The MIT Libraries are pleased to announce, thanks to MIT Lincoln Laboratory Research Library, online access to a new resource in this field: Comprehensive Remote Sensing.

Nine topical volumes, with contributions from more than 150 experts, cover key subjects such as past remote sensing missions and instrumentation; data processing; and sensing over terrestrial ecosystems, the atmosphere, and oceans. The work concludes with the chapter, “Applications for Societal Benefit.” Examples of specific topics include mapping peatlands, measuring sea surface albedo, remote sensing for leaf area index and vegetation, surveys on water in lakes, ozone soundings, and seismic oceanography, just to name a few.

Comprehensive Remote Sensing will provide both background and current discussion of these important efforts and findings. We’re grateful to MIT Lincoln Laboratory Research Library for this timely new subscription that includes our campus and hope that many will explore its riches.

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