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Remote sensing
Acquiring information about a natural feature or phenomenon, such as the Earth's surface, without actually being in contact with it. USGS remote sensing is usually carried out with airborne or spaceborne sensors or cameras.
Subtopics:
IFSAR (4 items)
LIDAR (17 items)
Aerial photography (34 items)
Aeromagnetic surveying (10 items)
Aeroradiometric surveying (1 items)
Hyperspectral imaging (5 items)
Infrared imaging (20 items)
Microwave imaging (1 items)
Multispectral imaging (26 items)
Radar imaging (4 items)
Thermal imaging (2 items)
Visible light imaging (5 items)

Remote-sensing data (38 items)
Remote-sensing images (38 items)
Composite burn index (1 items)
Normalized burn ratio (1 items)
Satellite altimetry (3 items)
Satellite images (38 items)
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Land Remote Sensing Program [More info]
Land Remote Sensing Program (LRS) provides a primary source of remotely sensed data and applications of land remote sensing, nationally and internationally.
Remote sensing phenology [More info]
PDF Advanced and applied remote sensing of environmental conditions [More info]
Describes current studies to employ remote sensing to contribute to vegetation and water distribution as well as contamination, often in combination with lab and field studies that help to calibrate and confirm the remotely-sensed data.
PDF Advanced Remote Sensing Research [More info]
New and experimental methods of analyzing geospatial imagery, including detailed spectral analysis of land surface materials, historical image analysis, and long wave infrared image analysis.
PDF Applying remote sensing to invasive species science-A tamarisk example [More info]
Explains how remote sensing data are used to understand the current extent and likely future of an invasive plant, in this case a bush.
PDF Assessment of least tern and piping plover habitats on the Missouri River using remote sensing [More info]
Analysis and modeling of multispectral imagery helps to predict the suitability of sand bars for nesting of these migratory birds.
National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive [More info]
USGS Archive for preservation and access for satellite remote sensing data and imagery (Landsat and AVHRR). Links to locating and ordering imagery, international collaborators, advisory committee, and Earthshots (satellite photos.).
Post-fire burn assessment by remote sensing on Federal lands [More info]
Remote sensing and field sampling techniques to support national assessment of burned areas
PDF Wetland fire remote sensing research -- The Greater Everglades example [More info]
The U.S. Geological Survey uses remote sensing to improve fire-management databases in the Everglades, gain insights into post-fire land-cover dynamics, and develop spatial and temporal fire-scar data for habitat and hydrologic modeling.
Earthshots, satellite images of environmental change [More info]
Satellite images of geographic areas of interest, cities, deserts, glaciers, geologic features, disaster areas, water bodies, and wildlife linked with articles, maps, and other images such as AVHRR, photographs, and special project images.
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