Preface. Contributors.- 1. International efforts on global change research; B. Alonso, F. Valladares.- 2. NASA earth observation satellite missions for global change research; E. Chuvieco, C. Justice.- 3. The role of the European Space Agency in global change observations; O. Arino.- 4. Ozone in the atmosphere; A. Calles, J.L. Casanova. - 5. Remote sensing of land-cover and land-use dynamics; P. Mayaux et al.- 6. Satellite observation of biomass burning; E. Chuvieco. - 7. Satellites oceans observation in relation to global change; M. Canton-Garbin.- 8. Observing surface waters for global change applications; R.G. Lawford.- 9. Remote sensing of terrestrial snow and ice for global change studies; R. Kelly, D.K. Hall. Index. CD-ROM included inside back cover.
"Overall the book succeeds as an informatiove handbook on major topics and key variables involving current satellite observations of global change. The topical areas covered and the technical scope are suitable for an interdisciplinary audience of environmental scientists, though I recommend this book to anyone interested in global change from a regional or ecosystem perspective." John S. Kimball, EOS, Vol. 89, No. 35, 2008