Earth and Planetary Sciences » Geology and Geophysics

Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Edited by Gary Jedlovec, ISBN 978-953-307-005-6, 742 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 01, 2009 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/46139

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information of an object or phenomenon, by the use of either recording or real-time sensing device(s), that is not in physical or intimate contact with the object (such as by way of aircraft, spacecraft, satellite, buoy, or ship). In practice, remote sensing is the stand-off collection through the use of a variety of devices for gathering information on a given object or area. Human existence is dependent on our ability to understand, utilize, manage and maintain the environment we live in - Geoscience is the science that seeks to achieve these goals. This book is a collection of contributions from world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing.