Editorial Sir John Houghton

Arthur P. Cracknell, Costas A. Varotsos (Lead / Corresponding author)

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The death of Sir John Houghton a few months ago revived memories of pioneering figures who have left an indelible signature on the science of remote sensing. This article summarizes the main contributions of this scientist’s work, which include, among others, the foundation of remote sensing - especially in early satellite technology- the selective chopper radiometer, the atmospheric sounding, the clouds classification, the weather satellites and the radiative interaction of the land and the atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-376
Number of pages13
JournalRemote Sensing Letters
Issue number4
Early online date3 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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