“Satellite Meteorology” (Second Edition) by Prof. R. R. Kelkar


Satellite Meteorology is the youngest and fastest growing branch of the science of meteorology and the present book traces its fascinating history, describes the current state of art, and envisions its potential and possibilities. The last decade has witnessed a significant improvement in the accuracy of short and medium range weather forecasting the world over, particularly in the tropics. Numerical weather prediction models seem to be taking over from synoptic meteorologists and may even be doing better. With the support of high power computers, numerical models have indeed become sophisticated and highly capable. However, it is undeniable that their recent success has been largely due to the real time assimilation of satellite data and products. Against the backdrop of these developments, this revision of Prof. R. R. Kelkar’s book on Satellite Meteorology published in 2006 is timely and most welcome. In the Second Edition, Prof. Kelkar has retained the basic structure and style of the previous volume, but the updated content reflects more realistically the state-of-art in this ever-evolving field of science and technology. It incorporates the most recent factual and technical information, research results and references to the latest publications. The book deals with the following topics in depth:

  • Satellite image interpretation techniques
  • Estimation of atmospheric, oceanic and land parameters from satellite data
  • Measurement of parameters by active remote sensing
  • Tropical weather systems and monsoons
  • Use of satellite data for climate change applications
  • India’s INSAT and Kalpana satellite missions
  • Future possibilities in satellite meteorology

Publication Details:
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: CRC Press, London and New York (2017)
ISBN-10: 1138060666
ISBN-13: 978-1138060661
Book size: 16.1 x 2.3 x 24.3 cm
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Publications Details:
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: BSP Books, Hyderabad, India (2017)
ISBN-10: 9352301277
ISBN-13: 978-9352301270
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6 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jan 06, 2016 @ 16:55:14

    Sir , I want to buy your book named “Satellite Meteorology “. As per your link it is not possible to place an order. online shopping is also not available.


    • Prof R R Kelkar
      Jan 07, 2016 @ 00:10:51

      Dear Rahisha,
      The contact details of BSP Books who are the publishers of my book are given below:
      Address: Marketing Division, BSP Books, 4-4-309/316, Giriraj Lane, Sultan Bazar,
      Hyderabad 500 095 India
      Phone: +91 40 2344 5688
      Fax: +91 40 2344 5611
      E-mail :info@bspbooks.net
      You may please contact them and place your order.
      R R Kelkar


  2. rrkelkar
    Dec 13, 2007 @ 06:09:17

    The book can also be ordered online from this site by following the link


  3. Jos Robin
    Dec 13, 2007 @ 03:17:28

    The book can be ordered online from this site: follow the link


  4. rrkelkar
    Sep 13, 2007 @ 02:36:49

    My book is not available online. Please click on the links in this page to know how you can buy the book.


  5. Raafat Sayed
    Sep 12, 2007 @ 17:45:06

    is it available online


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