Carleton, Andrew M. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
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- Satellite remote sensing
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Satellite climatology, or more accurately satellite based remote sensing of climate, is a subfield of applied climatology. It occupies the overlap between the technical discipline concerned with acquiring information about Earth's environment from a distance (remote sensing), and the study of climate and its variations (climate dynamics). This combination is logical physically because radiative transfer is the basis of both climate and remote sensing.
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