Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing

2014 Edition
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Reflected Solar Radiation Sensors, Multiangle Imaging

  • David J. DinerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-36699-9_156


Multiangular imaging; Multidirectional imaging; Multiple view angle imaging


Sequential multiangle imaging. The acquisition of images of a scene at different view zenith angles (the angle between the local vertical and the direction to the observer) as a result of observing the scene on different occasions, for example, on different orbits of a satellite. In this case, the time separation between views may be hours, days, or weeks.

Simultaneous multiangle imaging. The acquisition of images of a scene at different view zenith angles during a single overpass, obtained by reorienting the sensor in the along-track direction (the direction parallel to the sensor’s flight direction) or by using multiple sensors pointed at different along-track angles to observe the target repeatedly as the view zenith angle changes. Here, the time separation between views is several minutes.


Clouds, aerosol layers, vegetation canopies, soils, snow or ice fields, and other...

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The research to prepare this contribution was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA