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Book Reviews An Introduction to Satellite Image several case studies. A variety of visible and infra- Interpretation. E. D. Conwa y and the Maryland red GOES images are shown, along with some Spac e Grant Consortium. 1997. 24 2 pp. $29.95. examples from polar-orbiting satellites. A few wa- Paperbound . Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN ter vapor images are also shown. The book does 0-80 1 8-5577-2 . (Hardbound. $65.00 . ISBN 0-80 1 8- not deal with satellite soundings or special-purpose 5576-4) . sensors and does not present surface or upper-air weather maps to accompany the imagery. If satellites had preceded surface measurement The book is written in a sequential format. Ma- systems and rawinsondes, this might have been the terials introduced briefly in an earlier chapter are type of book from which many professional me- often treated again in greater detail in a subsequent teorologists would have gained their first exposure chapter. Because of this style, persons with no at- to the structure of the atmosphere and meteorologi- mospheric science background should be able to cal phenomena: from imagery rather than isopleths. proceed comfortably through the book without In this era of increasing interest in the weather and being http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-79.11.2556
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An Introduction to Satellite Image several case studies. A variety of visible and infra- Interpretation. E. D. Conwa y and the Maryland red GOES images are shown, along with some Spac e Grant Consortium. 1997. 24 2 pp. $29.95. examples from polar-orbiting satellites. A few wa- Paperbound . Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN ter vapor images are also shown. The book does 0-80 1 8-5577-2 . (Hardbound. $65.00 . ISBN 0-80 1 8- not deal with satellite soundings or special-purpose 5576-4) . sensors and does not present surface or upper-air weather maps to accompany the imagery. If satellites had preceded surface measurement The book is written in a sequential format. Ma- systems and rawinsondes, this might have been the terials introduced briefly in an earlier chapter are type of book from which many professional me- often treated again in greater detail in a subsequent teorologists would have gained their first exposure chapter. Because of this style, persons with no at- to the structure of the atmosphere and meteorologi- mospheric science background should be able to cal phenomena: from imagery rather than isopleths. proceed comfortably through the book without In this era of increasing interest in the weather and being

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Nov 1, 1998

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