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) : Svensson,Harald

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The parts of the electromagnetic spectrum are discussed, with the type(s) of sensor(s) 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 film/filter 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 earth's surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NATURAL RESOURCES, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, *DETECTORS), AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE, SIDE LOOKING RADAR, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, INFRARED IMAGES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MAPPING

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE