Accession Number:

AD0707824

Title:

REMOTE SENSING.

Descriptive Note:

Special repts.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The parts of the electromagnetic spectrum are discussed, with the types of sensors required to record energy in each part. A review is given of the classes of airborne and satellite remote sensor data which are available to geoscientists. Different types of remote sensor data are described and examples provided, including panchromatic, infrared, color, and color infrared aerial photography Kullaberg, Sweden multispectral aerial photography with importance of optimum filmfilter combination for specific phenomena airborne thermal infrared imagery Kullaberg, Sweden and Surtsey, Iceland side-looking airborne radar Tuskahoma Syncline, Oklahoma and radio sounding of glacial ice Antarctica. The projected future increase in amount of remote sensor data will require computer processing techniques, although man will serve the most important role in the analysis and use of remote sensor information of the earths surface. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE