• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .

Scaling up in Hydrology using Remote Sensing

John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (1996)
Stewart J B, Engman E T, Feddes R A and Kerr Y H (eds)
255 pp.

The most pressing environmental problems are considered to affect the entire globe. For example, climate change, deforestation, desertification are all happening on such a large scale they may affect the sustainability of man's future. To address this question quantitatively there is a need for more reliable data on large scale land use change, and their impacts on water resources and climate. This book brings together the presentations made at a recent workshop of experts to consider the problems of scaling up from local to global spatial scales and from the instantaneous satellite measurements to daily or longer time scales. The authors' collective views represent the state of the art of their science as seen by an active international remote sensing community and ground and planetary-based measurement scientists and modellers.

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