A brief guide providing: (1) a list of links to web-based tools that facilitate the integration of remote sensing and socioeconomic data; and (2) an introduction to two NASA-developed tools, Giovanni and AppEEARS, that aid the integration of remote sensing-derived data into social science research.
Remote Sensing for Social Scientists: Tools to Facilitate the Use of Remote Sensing Data in Social and Health Sciences Research
An introduction to land use and land cover changes; key topics include deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, land cover and the water cycle, land cover and the carbon cycle, and urbanization.
An introduction to remote sensing for a non-technical audience, as well as a look at the application of remote sensing to social science research questions; with examples of social science applications in six different fields, and a table listing the characteristics of major sensors.
This extensively illustrated guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing features of the stable lights, radiance calibrated and time series Average DN data sets.
A discussion drawing on new practices and new thinking on issues related to global population prediction, including assumptions on which projections are based; comparison of methodologies and recent results from prominent institutions; and pointers to other sources of demographic information and projection results.
Selected reports by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on the environmental and health effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, its monitoring, and regulation are part of this revised guide. In addition, it offers a bibliographical collection of related scientific papers and materials. The topics coincide with, but are not be limited by, those covered in the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel. The reports and bibliography presented here replace the Thematic Guide on Ozone Depletion and Global Environmental Change along with other resources formerly available from this site.