Monitoring the environment from space: how do we do it, and why should you care?

Monitoring the environment from space: how do we do it, and why should you care?

The slides of a talk given at the Winchester Cafe Scientifique on the 6th April 2015, aimed at a general intelligent public audience covering the basics of quantitative scientific application of satellite images.

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Robin Wilson

April 06, 2015
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  1. Monitoring the environment from space: how do we do it,

    and why should you care? Dr Robin Wilson, University of Southampton
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  3. In Out

  4. Blue Green Red

  5. 19 56 86 92 125 135 56 28 69

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  10. Landsat – 30m

  11. Landsat – 30m

  12. IKONOS – 4m

  13. IKONOS – 4m

  14. MODIS – 1km

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  21. CORINE Land Cover

  22. CORINE Land Cover CORINE Land Cover

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  24. Blue

  25. Green

  26. Red

  27. Near Infra-red

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  29. Landsat True Colour Composite

  30. Landsat False Colour Composite

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  32. In Out

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  35. = − +

  36. Landsat NDVI

  37. Landsat NDVI

  38. 0.5m True Colour

  39. 0.5m False Colour

  40. 0.5m NDVI

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  42. MERIS – 300m vegetation

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  45. Beijing - Jan 2013

  46. Over 3 million people die prematurely each year from particulate

    matter air pollution
  47. In Out Rayleigh Scattering

  48. In Out Mie Scattering

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  50. HOTBAR MODIS HOTBAR Over 100,000 times the detail

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  52. Haze Optimized Transform (HOT) Blue Red Haze = Aerosols Zhang

    et al. (2002)
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  61. 500 deaths

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  67. ASTER Global DEM – 30m

  68. AMSR Sea Surface Temperature

  69. ENVISAT Radar displacement

  70. Disasters Charter www.disasterscharter.org

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  72. Thank you Any questions?