Ebook – Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

Table of Contents 1. Introduction 1.1 What is Remote Sensing? 5 1.2 Electromagnetic Radiation 7 1.3 Electromagnetic Spectrum 9 1.4 Interactions with the Atmosphere 12 1.5 Radiation – Target 16 1.6 Passive vs. Active Sensing 19 1.7 Characteristics of Images 20 1.8 Endnotes 22 Did You Know 23 Whiz Quiz and Answers 27 2. Sensors … Continue reading “Ebook – Fundamentals of Remote Sensing”

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 What is Remote Sensing? 5
1.2 Electromagnetic Radiation 7
1.3 Electromagnetic Spectrum 9
1.4 Interactions with the Atmosphere 12
1.5 Radiation – Target 16
1.6 Passive vs. Active Sensing 19
1.7 Characteristics of Images 20
1.8 Endnotes 22
Did You Know 23
Whiz Quiz and Answers 27
2. Sensors
2.1 On the Ground, In the Air, In Space 34
2.2 Satellite Characteristics 36
2.3 Pixel Size, and Scale 39
2.4 Spectral Resolution 41
2.5 Radiometric Resolution 43
2.6 Temporal Resolution 44
2.7 Cameras and Aerial Photography 45
2.8 Multispectral Scanning 48
2.9 Thermal Imaging 50
2.10 Geometric Distortion 52
2.11 Weather Satellites 54
2.12 Land Observation Satellites 60
2.13 Marine Observation Satellites 67
2.14 Other Sensors 70
2.15 Data Reception 72
2.16 Endnotes 74
Did You Know 75
Whiz Quiz and Answers 83

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