An Introduction to Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is a technology for sampling reflected and emitted electromagnetic radiation of features on the Earth's land surface, oceans, and atmosphere. In this module, we exclude such techniques as sonar, geomagnetic and seismic sounding, as well as medical imaging, but include a wide set of techniques often known by the alternative name of Earth Observation (EO). The main objective of this module is to introduce the basic concepts of remote sensing science, focusing on the practical aspects of accessing, visualizing, and processing remotely-sensed data. Information here is targeted towards those who are interested in learning about working with satellite imagery. Through this module, teachers will enable students of biodiversity conservation to begin exploring the benefits of remote sensing and explore imagery on their own. The accompanying appendices contain numerous resources for remote sensing information, image archives, and software.

See also:
Applications of Remote Sensing to Biodiversity Conservation
Applications of Remote Sensing to Ecological Modeling

Theme: Conservation Management

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: data analysis, remote sensing, tools

Components: 7

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Synthesis: An Introduction to Remote Sensing

Author: N. Horning, P.T. McPhearson, O.C. Wallace

   

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Exercise: Relating features in an image with what is in the field: an example using hardcopy imagery

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Author: N. Horning, I. Harrison

   

Exercise: Relating features in an image with what is in the field: Teacher resources (Images)

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Exercise: Downloading free satellite imagery

Author: N. Horning, K. Koy

   

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Presentation: An Introduction to Remote Sensing

Author: N. Horning, O.C. Wallace

Teaching Notes: An Introduction to Remote Sensing

Author: N. Horning, O.C. Wallace

Solutions: Relating features in an image with what is in the field: an example using hardcopy imagery

Author: N. Horning, I. Harrison


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