1st Edition

Remote Sensing of Turbulence

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ISBN 9780367469788
October 4, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
288 Pages 33 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A unique multi-disciplinary integration of the physics of turbulence and remote sensing technology. This book provides a new vision on the research of turbulence and summarizes current and future challenges of monitoring turbulence remotely. It emphasizes sophisticated geophysical applications, detection, and recognition of complex turbulent flows in ocean and atmosphere. Through several techniques based on microwave and optical/IR observations, the book explores technological capabilities and data analysis tools for turbulence events, their signatures, and variability. A great resource for applied physicists, the professional remote sensing community, ecologists, geophysicists, and Earth scientists.


  1. Covers the fundamental aspects of turbulence problem with broad geophysical scope for a wide audience of readers
  2. Provides a complete description of remote sensing capabilities for observing turbulence in the Earth’s environment
  3. Establishes the state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques and methods of data analysis for turbulence detection
  4. Investigates and evaluates turbulence detection signatures, their properties, and variability
  5. Provides cutting edge remote sensing applications for space-based monitoring and forecasts of turbulence in ocean and atmosphere

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Turbulence. Introductory Overview. Chapter 2. Geophysical Turbulence. Chapter 3. Elements of Wave Propagation Theory. Chapter 4. Remote Sensing Tool. Chapter 5. Turbulence Observations. Appendix.  

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Victor Raizer, physicist and researcher, has 40 years of experience in the field of electromagnetic wave propagation, radiophysics, hydrophysics, microwave radiometer/radar and optical techniques, geosciences and remote sensing. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1974, department of aerophysics and space research (FAKI). He earned his PhD in experimental physics in 1979 and Doctor of Science (DSc), higher doctorate degree, in Major Physics and Mathematics, in 1996. He worked with Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (1974–1996), and then he joined NOAA and Zel Technologies, VA, USA (1997–2016) as senior scientist. Dr. Raizer provided a broad spectrum of scientific research including developments of multisensor observation technology, non-acoustic detection capabilities, modeling, simulation, and prediction of complex remotely sensed data. He is Senior Member of IEEE and the author of two recent books "Advances in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans," 2017 CRC Press and "Optical Remote Sensing of Ocean Hydrodynamics," 2019 CRC Press. He is also co-author of the notable book Cherny, I. V. and Raizer, V. Yu. "Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans," 1998 Wiley, Chichester, UK.