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Fifty years of earth observation satellites: views from above have lead to countless advances on the ground in both scientific knowledge and daily life

Tatem, A.J., Goetz, S.J. and Hay, S.I. (2008) Fifty years of earth observation satellites: views from above have lead to countless advances on the ground in both scientific knowledge and daily life American Scientist, 96, (5), pp. 390-398. (doi:10.1511/2008.74.390).

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A half a century ago, the launch of Sputnik-1 saw the start of an era where we began to launch artificial satellites into orbit to tell us what we look like from above. Hundreds of Earth-observing satellites have followed, and this extensive remote sensing has provided both iconic views and unprecedented insights into our planet. Tatem, Goetz and Hay review the development of these satellites over the past 50 years, as well as the data they have produced, which has lead to a greater understanding of Earth's terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric processes. They examine current trends and speculate on what the next 50 years of satellite remote sensing may bring

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Published date: September 2008
Organisations: Geography & Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 344460
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/344460
PURE UUID: 9f672dcc-bac8-426b-8630-b8fa7f4d27f1
ORCID for A.J. Tatem: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7270-941X

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Date deposited: 29 Oct 2012 14:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:16

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Author: A.J. Tatem ORCID iD
Author: S.J. Goetz
Author: S.I. Hay

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