Fact Sheet 2008-3052
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“Remote sensing” is a generic term for monitoring techniques that collect information without being in physical contact with the object of study. Overhead imagery from aircraft and satellite sensors provides the most common form of remotely sensed data and records the interaction of electromagnetic energy (usually visible light) with matter, such as the Earth’s surface.
Remotely sensed data are fundamental to geographic science. The Eastern Geographic Science Center (EGSC) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently conducting and promoting the research and development of three different aspects of remote sensing science: spectral analysis, automated orthorectification of historical imagery, and long wave infrared (LWIR) polarimetric imagery (PI).
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Slonecker, Terrence, Jones, J.W., Price, S.D., and Hogan, Dianna, 2008, Advanced remote sensing research: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3052, 4 p., available only online.
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