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CIESIN Thematic Guide to Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC)An introduction to land use and land cover changes; key topics include deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, land cover and the water cycle, land cover and the carbon cycle, and urbanization.
CIESIN Thematic Guide to Night-Time Light Remote Sensing and its ApplicationsThis extensively illustrated guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing features of the stable lights, radiance calibrated and time series Average DN data sets.
CIESIN Thematic Guide to Social Science Applications of Remote Sensing An introduction to remote sensing for a non-technical audience, as well as a look at the application of remote sensing to social science research questions; with examples of social science applications in six different fields, and a table listing the characteristics of major sensors.
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