Week4-Intro-to-sensors-sept20th-2010

Week4-Intro-to-sensors-sept20th-2010 - What Can Be Done...

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9/20/2010 1 Environmental Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Technology and Terminology What Can Be Done with RS Data? Remote Sensing of Biophysical Variables. Location and Elevation/Bathymetry Temperature Soil Moisture Foliage Biochemistry Chlorophyll Biomass (carbon) Water Content PAR » Continued What Can Be Done with RS Data? Remote Sensing of Biophysical Variables (continued) Surface Roughness – Vegetation “Type” Land-cover class • Vegetation “associations” Hydrological Variables Evapotranspiration Snow and Ice Extent Precipitation Water Vapor What Can Be Done with RS Data? Remote Sensing of Biophysical Variables (continued) Atmospheric Variables Tropospheric chemistry Temperature Water Vapor Wind Speed/Direction. AND SO ON: What is your question about the surface of the Earth, or the atmosphere above it, or the geology beneath it? STEP 1: Before Any Data Can Be Ordered, Any Decisions About Platforms, Resolution, Etc. Can Be Made, or Any Analyses Contemplated, THE INVESTIGATOR MUST DETERMINE THE QUESTION HE OR SHE WISHES TO ANSWER . All Other Decisions Depend On, and Flow From, This First Step . Jensen’s Perspective
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