At last, a book that has what every atmospheric science and meteorology student should know about satellite meteorolgy: the orbits of satellites, the instruments they carry, the radiation they detect, and, most importantly, the fundamental atmospheric data that that can be retrieved from their observations. Of Special Interest are sections on: * Remote sensing of atmospheric temperature, trace gases, winds, cloud and aerosol data, precipitation, and radiation budget. * Satellite image interpretation. * Satellite Orbits and navigation. * Radiative transfer fundamentals. Special features: * The most comprehensive introduction to the subject. * Extensively illustrated with 178 figures, 6 in color.Kidder, Stanley Q. is the author of 'Satellite Meteorology An Introduction', published 1995 under ISBN 9780124064300 and ISBN 0124064302.