By Dr. Ravi Prakash Gupta (auth.)
For approximately 3 a long time there was a ravishing progress within the box of distant Sensing. the second one variation of this extensively acclaimed publication has been absolutely revised and up to date. The reader will discover a wide variety of knowledge on numerous facets of geological distant sensing, starting from laboratory spectra of minerals and rocks, flooring fact, to aerial and space-borne distant sensing.
This quantity describes the combination of photogeology into distant sensing in addition to how distant sensing is used as a device of geo-exploration. It additionally covers a large spectrum of geoscientific functions of distant sensing starting from meso- to international scale.
The material is gifted at a easy point, serving scholars as an introductory textual content on distant sensing. the most a part of the publication may also be of serious price to lively researchers.
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1. g. landforms, drainage, distribution of agricultural crops, water bodies, lithological boundaries, structure. In addition, field data mayaiso involve maps exhibiting special features, such as landslides, or suspended silt distribution in an estuary, or isotherms on a water body etc. Such thematic maps may be derived from aerial photographic interpretation, existing records/reports, or generated through dedicated field surveys. 2. Spectral data: are generally not available in the existing reports/records and have almost invariably to be specifically collected.
4 GPS Survey Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are used to exactly locate the position of field observations. The GPS is a satellite-based navigation system, originally developed by the US Department of Defense. It includes a group of nominally 24 satellites (space vehicles, SV), that orbit the Earth at an altitude of about 20,200 km, with an orbital period of 12 hours. There are six orbital planes (with four satellites in each), equally spaced 60° apart along the equator and inclined at 55° Field Data (Ground Truth) 15 Fig.
In the microwave region (SAR sensors) the main parameter of interest is the back-scattering coefficient. Scatterometers which can be operated at variable wavelengths and incidence angles are used to gather the requisite field data (also see Sect. 2). 4 GPS Survey Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are used to exactly locate the position of field observations. The GPS is a satellite-based navigation system, originally developed by the US Department of Defense. It includes a group of nominally 24 satellites (space vehicles, SV), that orbit the Earth at an altitude of about 20,200 km, with an orbital period of 12 hours.