Hyperspectral Sensing

  • James K. Lein


Multispectral remote sensing has enjoyed widespread use for well over 40years and in the previous chapters we have explored the sensors and techniques that have been developed to exploit the remote measurement of environmental attributes using this technology. While multispectral analysis provides information to guide our assessment of environmental processes, the inherent limitations imposed by the comparatively broad spectral resolution of multispectral sensors restricts the level of detail that can be extracted from the data. As interest in environmental remote sensing continues to develop, imaging capabilities that extend measurement options beyond the wide wavelength bands common to multispectral sensors can expand environmental analysis and characterization efforts.


Reflectance Spectrum Hyperspectral Image Reference Spectrum Multispectral Image Spectral Library 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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