Earth from Above

Claire L. Parkinson
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


CONTENTS

Preface
1. Introduction: Visible Images from Space
2. Radiation
3. Atmospheric Ozone and the Antarctic Ozone Hole
4. Polar Sea Ice
5. Continental Snow Cover
6. Sea Surface Temperatures and the El Nino
7. Land Vegetation
8. Volcanoes
9. Conclusions: Strength and Limitations of the Satellite Data