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Role of orbital observations in detecting and monitoring geological hazards: prospects for the future
Author(s): David C. Pieri
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Paper Abstract

A variety of new approaches to the global detection and monitoring of geological hazards will be available as a number of new earth-orbiting satellite systems become operational toward the end of the current decade. These involve (a) multi-instrumented low-earth orbital platforms such as the Eos Mission (b) multi-instrumented geostationary research platforms and (c) small single-instrument low-earth orbiters. The capabilities of these platforms combined with greater spectral range and higher spatial and spectral resolutions will provide data appropriate to the detection and monitoring of many transient geological hazard phenomena. Improved worldwide communications and international cooperation will be necessary to take advantage of this emerging operational technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45865
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David C. Pieri, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1492:
Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Robert J. Curran; James Alan Smith; Ken Watson, Editor(s)

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