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Issue 3
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Satellite Remote Sensing is now established as a professional segment in space communication and is widely viewed as an attractive career path for those with technical, management, legal and other backgrounds. It has also become a viable field of study and research crossing more than one scholarly discipline.

This issue of the Online Journal of Space Communication focuses on the historic development of satellite remote sensing to include its history, current status, principal space platforms and applications, and future directions.

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The Journal aspires to be a go-to site for those who wish to learn more about the art and practice of sensing of earth from the perspective of space. Visitors with technological, business, regulation and policy and social impact interests will find much to capture their attention.

Please note that this Journal is not a static publication, and its contents are not forever fixed. The advantage of being online is that content of considerable breadth and depth can be posted from which a thread of discussion can be initiated. Content can be updated. Others can be invited to contribute.

If you have a piece of research, a course of study, a critical perspective you wish to share, please do so by sending an email to the Guest Editor at:

Hugh Bloemer, Remote Sensing Laboratory
Department of Geography
Ohio University
Athens OH, 45780
Email: bloemer@ohio.edu

Or send your communication directly to the Editor:

Don M. Flournoy, Professor of Telecommunications
General Editor, Online Journal of Space Communication
School of Media Arts and Studies
Scripps College of Communication
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
Tel: +1 740 593 4866
Fax: +1 740 593 9184
Email: don.flournoy@ohio.edu


satellite picture Left: picture from Satellite images show massive Californian fires by Damian Carrington.

Caption: "Major fires were burning from north of Los Angeles (centre) to the Mexican border (Image: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC)."

Source: NewScientist.com news service, 28 October 03

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Contents
Issue No. 3:
Remote Sensing of Earth
via Satellite

Winter 2003


General Editor Introduction

From the Guest Editors

Introduction to Remote Sensing

A Tutorial:
p. 1
, p. 2

Science for Society:
p. 1
, p. 2, p. 3

AmericaView Consortium

Remote Sensing Satellites:
p. 1
, p. 2

Online Resources

Research and Applications

Critical Perspectives

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