Earth Science and Applications from Space

Earth Science and Applications from Space
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Community Assessment and Strategy for the Future
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN: 9780309103879
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Science and Applications from Space Book Excerpt:

Natural and human-induced changes in Earth's interior, land surface, biosphere, atmosphere, and oceans affect all aspects of life. Understanding these changes requires a range of observations acquired from land-, sea-, air-, and space-based platforms. To assist NASA, NOAA, and USGS in developing these tools, the NRC was asked to carry out a "decadal strategy" survey of Earth science and applications from space that would develop the key scientific questions on which to focus Earth and environmental observations in the period 2005-2015 and beyond, and present a prioritized list of space programs, missions, and supporting activities to address these questions. This report presents a vision for the Earth science program; an analysis of the existing Earth Observing System and recommendations to help restore its capabilities; an assessment of and recommendations for new observations and missions for the next decade; an examination of and recommendations for effective application of those observations; and an analysis of how best to sustain that observation and applications system.

Understanding Earth Science

Understanding Earth Science
Author: Veena
Publsiher: Discovery Publishing House
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9788183564809
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Steps to Facilitate Principal Investigator Led Earth Science Missions

Steps to Facilitate Principal Investigator Led Earth Science Missions
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Earth Studies
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2004-05-21
ISBN: 0309091853
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steps to Facilitate Principal Investigator Led Earth Science Missions Book Excerpt:

Principal-investigator (PI) Earth science missions are small, focused science projects involving relatively small spacecraft. The selected PI is responsible for the scientific and programmatic success of the entire project. A particular objective of PI-led missions has been to help develop university-based research capacity. Such missions, however, pose significant challenges that are beyond the capabilities of most universities to manage. To help NASA’s Office of Earth Science determine how best to address these, the NRC carried out an assessment of key issues relevant to the success of university-based PI-led Earth observation missions. This report presents the result of that study. In particular, the report provides an analysis of opportunities to enhance such missions and recommendations about whether and, if so, how they should be used to build university-based research capabilities.

Oceanography an Earth Science Perspective

Oceanography  an Earth Science Perspective
Author: Dr Andy Cundy,Andy Cundy,Steve Kershaw
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1134983360
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oceanography an Earth Science Perspective Book Excerpt:

This work provides a wide perspective of the oceans by examining their places in the earth sciences, drawing together all the key strands of ocean study and presenting a holistic view of ocean processes, ancient and modern.

Worldwide Directory of National Earth science Agencies and Related International Organizations

Worldwide Directory of National Earth science Agencies and Related International Organizations
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earth Science

Earth Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earth Science Digest

Earth Science Digest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earth Science Software Directory

Earth Science Software Directory
Author: Betty L. Gibbs
Publsiher: Gibbs Assoc
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1993-03
ISBN: 9780943909103
Category: Computer software
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is the most comprehensive listing of commercial earth science, mining & related software available. The format includes the name & address of the vendor, short software description, hardware requirements, & price. Approximately 36 categories of software are covered related to mining, geology, geophysics, economics, hydrology, environmental, mineral processing, geographic information systems, & more. The listings cover programs written for all types of computers from PCs to mainframes. The DIRECTORY is indexed by program name, by vendor & by key words. A companion volume is titled PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE FOR EARTH SCIENTISTS, which contains information primarily on public domain software & inexpensive (less than $500) commercial packages. Software information has been collected from government agencies, universities & individuals. A VARIOGRAM PRIMER is one of a series of how-to books for analyzing earth science data.Variogram calculation is the first step in a geostatistical analysis & has been applied in minerals, agriculture, forestry, hazardous waste contamination studies, vegetation, & other spatial data. The primer bridges the gap between theory & actual practice.

Writing in Earth Science

Writing in Earth Science
Author: Robert Latimer Bates
Publsiher: Amer Geological Inst
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in China s Earth Science

Advances in China s Earth Science
Author: Zhongxin Xu,Shuchun Xu,Huaizeng Huang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earth Science and the Environment

Earth Science and the Environment
Author: Richard John Ordway
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Survey of Geology and Earth Science Offerings in West Coast Schools

A Survey of Geology and Earth Science Offerings in West Coast Schools
Author: Dorothy Theresa Sarnecky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foundations of Earth Science

Foundations of Earth Science
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Earth Science Book Excerpt:

For introductory courses in Earth Science. The brief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science is designed for introductory courses in earth science. This highly visual, non- technical survey emphasizes broad, up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The text's flexible design lends itself to the diversity of Earth science courses in both content and approach. As in previous editions, the main focus is to foster student understanding of basic earth science principles.

Large Scale Machine Learning in the Earth Sciences

Large Scale Machine Learning in the Earth Sciences
Author: Ashok N. Srivastava,Ramakrishna Nemani,Karsten Steinhaeuser
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 1315354462
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the Foreword: "While large-scale machine learning and data mining have greatly impacted a range of commercial applications, their use in the field of Earth sciences is still in the early stages. This book, edited by Ashok Srivastava, Ramakrishna Nemani, and Karsten Steinhaeuser, serves as an outstanding resource for anyone interested in the opportunities and challenges for the machine learning community in analyzing these data sets to answer questions of urgent societal interest...I hope that this book will inspire more computer scientists to focus on environmental applications, and Earth scientists to seek collaborations with researchers in machine learning and data mining to advance the frontiers in Earth sciences." --Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota Large-Scale Machine Learning in the Earth Sciences provides researchers and practitioners with a broad overview of some of the key challenges in the intersection of Earth science, computer science, statistics, and related fields. It explores a wide range of topics and provides a compilation of recent research in the application of machine learning in the field of Earth Science. Making predictions based on observational data is a theme of the book, and the book includes chapters on the use of network science to understand and discover teleconnections in extreme climate and weather events, as well as using structured estimation in high dimensions. The use of ensemble machine learning models to combine predictions of global climate models using information from spatial and temporal patterns is also explored. The second part of the book features a discussion on statistical downscaling in climate with state-of-the-art scalable machine learning, as well as an overview of methods to understand and predict the proliferation of biological species due to changes in environmental conditions. The problem of using large-scale machine learning to study the formation of tornadoes is also explored in depth. The last part of the book covers the use of deep learning algorithms to classify images that have very high resolution, as well as the unmixing of spectral signals in remote sensing images of land cover. The authors also apply long-tail distributions to geoscience resources, in the final chapter of the book.

Earth Sciences Serving the Nation

Earth Sciences Serving the Nation
Author: Solid-Earth Sciences Study Group,Roger A. Blais
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth sciences
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences

MATLAB   Recipes for Earth Sciences
Author: Martin H. Trauth
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 3030384411
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences Book Excerpt:

MATLAB® is used in a wide range of geoscientific applications, e.g. for image processing in remote sensing, for creating and processing digital elevation models, and for analyzing time series. This book introduces readers to MATLAB-based data analysis methods used in the geosciences, including basic statistics for univariate, bivariate and multivariate datasets, time-series analysis, signal processing, the analysis of spatial and directional data, and image analysis. The revised and updated Fifth Edition includes seven new sections, and the majority of the chapters have been rewritten and significantly expanded. New sections include error analysis, the problem of classical linear regression of log-transformed data, aligning stratigraphic sequences, the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, Aitchison’s log-ratio transformation, graphical representation of spherical data, and statistics of spherical data. The book also includes numerous examples demonstrating how MATLAB can be used on datasets from the earth sciences. The supplementary electronic material (available online through SpringerLink) contains recipes that include all the MATLAB commands featured in the book and the sample data.

Earth Science Investigations in the United States Antarctic Research Program USARP

Earth Science Investigations in the United States Antarctic Research Program  USARP
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Earth sciences research
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science
Author: John L. Heilbron
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2003-02-14
ISBN: 9780195112290
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science Book Excerpt:

Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.

Introduction to Earth and Planetary System Science

Introduction to Earth and Planetary System Science
Author: Naotatsu Shikazono
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN: 443154058X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Earth and Planetary System Science Book Excerpt:

This book presents basic information on material science (geochemistry, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, etc.), interaction between subsystem consisting earth system (atmosphere, hydrosphere, litho (geo) sphere, biosphere, humans) and in earth-planet system and evolution of earth-planetary system. The nature-humans interactions are described and new view on earth, planets and humans (integration of anthropocentrism and naturecentrism) are presented.