Lec 4 Jan 14 - Weather and Atmosphere -Thermal infra-red...

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Weather and Atmosphere -Thermal infra-red images, radar image What remote sensing can help with? -types of remote sensing can help determine distribution of different things (vegetation, sea ice) and how it will look in the future, also global and environmental change, risk and disasters (natural) Geographic Information Systems -Computer based, data processing tool for gathering, manipulating, and analyzing geographic information -Main Elements -Computer (automated) Cartography -Database Management -Spatial Data Analyses -Uses -Automate Mapping of Features -Analyze Distributions (areas, connections, routes) -Examine Spatial Relations Radiation, Earth Sun Relations (start of Ch.2) Energy Solar Output Radiation Properties Net Radiation Earth-Sun Relations Energy -A measure of the ability or capacity of a system to do work (definition) -It cannot be created or destroyed, but the form of energy can be changed -Energy can be transferred from one location to another -Forms of energy; our focus is on Radiant Energy: the energy of electromagnetic waves
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2010 for the course GEO GG101 taught by Professor __ during the Winter '10 term at Wilfred Laurier University .

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Lec 4 Jan 14 - Weather and Atmosphere -Thermal infra-red...

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