1st Edition

Remote Sensing of Turbulence

By Victor Raizer Copyright 2022
    273 Pages 33 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    273 Pages 33 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    273 Pages 33 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book offers a unique multidisciplinary integration of the physics of turbulence and remote sensing technology. Remote Sensing of Turbulence provides a new vision on the research of turbulence and summarizes the current and future challenges of monitoring turbulence remotely. The book emphasizes sophisticated geophysical applications, detection, and recognition of complex turbulent flows in oceans and the atmosphere. Through several techniques based on microwave and optical/IR observations, the text explores the technological capabilities and tools for the detection of turbulence, their signatures, and variability.


    • Covers the fundamental aspects of turbulence problems with a broad geophysical scope for a wide audience of readers
    • Provides a complete description of remote-sensing capabilities for observing turbulence in the earth’s environment
    • Establishes the state-of-the-art remote-sensing techniques and methods of data analysis for turbulence detection
    • Investigates and evaluates turbulence detection signatures, their properties, and variability
    • Provides cutting-edge remote-sensing applications for space-based monitoring and forecasts of turbulence in oceans and the atmosphere

    This book is a great resource for applied physicists, the professional remote sensing community, ecologists, geophysicists, and earth scientists.

    1. Turbulence: Introductory Overview

    2. Geophysical Turbulence

    3. Elements of Wave Propagation Theory

    4. Remote Sensing Tool

    5. Turbulence Observations


    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.