Remote Sensing

Authored by: Jonathan Chipman

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
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Remote sensing is the act of acquiring information about an object from a distance. Environmental applications of remote sensing typically involve the collection of photographic or electronic images of the Earth's surface or atmosphere from airborne or spaceborne platforms. Visual interpretation or computer processing can then be used to analyze these images.

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