Principles of Remote Sensing



Instruments available today, whether in the laboratory, in situ (observing instrument close to target in a natural, remote location), or remote in every way (observing instrument distant from target in natural, remote location), are elaborate and sophisticated extensions of the most ancient and venerable remote sensing devices: binocular human vision. The eyes, probably the most sensitive organs, can sense only a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum-the visual-but the brain can then interpret this information in many ways: as brightness or color, yielding compositional information, and as shape, orientation, or perspective, yielding morphological or structural information. The ears act in similar fashion, providing information that can be interpreted in terms of sonic frequency spectrum and direction of a source.


Remote Sensing Wave Model Data Fusion Black Body Radiation Electromagnetic Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics Department NASA/GSFC Code 695.0Catholic University of AmericaGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Rilee Systems Technologies LLCHerndonUSA

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