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Unformatted text preview: Tells you what the smallest object that you can see is.- Smaller the spatial resolution the more detail that you can see 8) What are the three main types of orbits, and what is the remote sensing advantage of each? Low Earth Orbit – just above atmosphere influence, good spatial resolution Polar Orbits – Various heights, moves over the entire earth’s surface Geostationary Orbit (Clarke Orbit) – Orbits at 3600 km. Stays over one spot (weather and communications satellites) 9) Why does Thematic Mapper Band 6 have such poor spatial resolution? It is in Thermal IR and it gets scattered 10) Between land and water, which will be warmer (and thus brighter in a traditional thermal image) during the day and during the night? Land is warmer and brighter during the night Water is warmer and brighter during the day...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SYGN 101 taught by Professor Shorey during the Spring '08 term at Mines.
- Spring '08