Introduction. A Brief Review of Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing. TIR Global Imagers and Sounders. TIR Data for Quantification and Analysis of Land-Atmosphere Interactions. Thermal IR Remote Sensing Data of Vegetation and Ecosystem Energy Fluxes. Thermal IR Remote Sensing for Assessment of Evapotranspiration and Soil Moisture Availability. The NASA ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS). Geological and Geothermal Applications of TIR Data. TIR Data for Monitoring Volcanoes. TIR Data for Snow and Ice Mapping. TIR Remote Sensing of Gaseous and Particulate Emissions in the Atmosphere. TIR Remote Sensing Data for Natural Hazards Risk Assessment Detection and Mapping. Thermal Remote Sensing of the Urban Environment. Applications of TIR Data in Public health. Summary and Insights into the Future of Thermal Remote Sensing.
Dr. Dale Quattrochi has been a geographer and senior research scientist with NASA since 1980. Dr. Quattrochi received his B.S. from Ohio University, his M.S. from the University of Tennessee, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, all in geography. As a member of the Applied Science Team, his research focuses on the applications of remote sensing to public health, thermal remote sensing for analysis of land surface energy fluxes, and remote sensing of the urban heat island effect. Dr. Quattrochi has received numerous awards including the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, NASA's highest science award, the Association of American Geographers' Remote Sensing Specialty Group's Outstanding Contributions Award, and the Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. He has co-edited three books on remote sensing: Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS, Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processes, and Urban Remote Sensing. Dr. Jeff Luvall, a senior research scientist with NASA since 1985, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. As a member of the Applied Science Team since 1990, Dr. Luvall has specialized in quantifying surface energy budgets on a landscape scale across many types of ecosystems using a variety of aircraft-based multispectral visible and thermal scanners. These investigations have resulted in the development of a Thermal Response Number (TRN), which can be used to classify land surfaces in regional surface budget modeling by their energy partitioning. He has been the principle investigator of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded project to quantify the urban surface fabric, which produces the urban heat island effect for 3 U.S. cities. He is currently working on a similar NASA funded project for a tropical city (San Juan, PR). His work in ecological thermodynamics and remote sensing has led to its application to predicting agricultural yield and the theoretical use of remote sensing technology and resources, to directly measure the "real time" binding of carbon by photosynthesis in vegetated systems. He is internationally recognized as a teacher with his appointment (1999-2000) to the Walter Bean/Canada Trust Fellowship, Visiting Professor in the Environment, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.