The atmospheric window allows specific bands of electromagnetic (EM) radiation to reach the Earth. On the other hand, absorption bands prevent EM radiation.
Have you ever wondered about your GPS accuracy? A well-designed GPS receiver can achieve a horizontal accuracy of 3 meters or better. But factors affect it.
While geosynchronous satellites can have any inclination, the key difference is that satellites in geostationary orbit lie on the same plane as the equator.
Remote sensing is the science of obtaining information without physically being there. The 3 most common methods of capture is airplane, satellite & drones.
The EM radiation that makes it to Earth is called incident light. From here, Earth’s features reflect, absorb and transmit different amounts of energy.
Supervised classification creates training areas, signature file and classifies. Unsupervised classification generate clusters and assigns classes.
The Landsat file name structure gives you the what, where, when and how the data was captured. (ex. LXS PPPRRR YYYYDDD GSIVV)
If you want to display rasters in true color, you will have to combine the red, green & blue bands. The ArcGIS Composite Bands tool creates RGB composites.
Selective availability is the intentional degradation of GPS signals. When selective availability was enabled, this added error horizontally and vertically to GPS signals.
Dark object subtraction, radiative transfer models and atmospheric modelling are common techniques used to for atmosphere correction in remote sensing.