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Fundamentels of Remote Sensing

Fundamentels of Remote Sensing

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Published by Nils Nölke
Tutorial: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing is pleased to offer this tutorial on remote sensing technology and its applications. This interactive module is intended as an overview at a senior high school or early university level and touches on physics, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer sciences and geography.

Tutorial: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing is pleased to offer this tutorial on remote sensing technology and its applications. This interactive module is intended as an overview at a senior high school or early university level and touches on physics, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer sciences and geography.

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Published by: Nils Nölke on Apr 03, 2009
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Fundamentals
of Remote Sensing
Natural Resources Ressources naturellesCanada Canada
 
 A Canada Centre for Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Tutorial
 
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1 What is Remote Sensing? 51.2 Electromagnetic Radiation 71.3 Electromagnetic Spectrum 91.4 Interactions with the Atmosphere 121.5 Radiation - Target161.6 Passive vs. Active Sensing191.7 Characteristics of Images201.8 Endnotes22Did You Know23Whiz Quiz and Answers27
 2. Sensors
2.1 On the Ground, In the Air, In Space 342.2 Satellite Characteristics362.3 Pixel Size, and Scale 392.4 Spectral Resolution412.5 Radiometric Resolution 432.6 Temporal Resolution442.7 Cameras and Aerial Photography 452.8 Multispectral Scanning482.9 Thermal Imaging502.10 Geometric Distortion522.11 Weather Satellites542.12 Land Observation Satellites602.13 Marine Observation Satellites672.14 Other Sensors702.15 Data Reception722.16 Endnotes74Did You Know75Whiz Quiz and Answers83
 
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3. Microwaves
3.1 Introduction 923.2 Radar Basic 963.3 Viewing Geometry & Spatial Resolution 993.4 Image distortion1023.5 Target interaction1063.6 Image Properties1103.7 Advanced Applications1143.8 Polarimetry1173.9 Airborne vs Spaceborne1233.10 Airborne & Spaceborne Systems1253.11 Endnotes129Did You Know131Whiz Quiz and Answers135
 4. Image Analysis
4.1 Introduction1414.2 Visual interpretation1444.3 Digital processing1474.4 Preprocessing1494.5 Enhancement1544.6 Transformations1584.7 Classification1614.8 Integration1644.9 Endnotes166Did You Know167Whiz Quiz and Answers170
 5. Applications
5.1 Introduction1745.2 Agriculture177
Crop Type Mapping
Crop Monitoring
5.3 Forestry184
Clear cut Mapping
Species identification
Burn Mapping
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