Remote Sensing

Today, the use of satellite images and new software provides very valuable discovery facilities to geologists and mineral explorers. Remote sensing is a science that provides valuable information by measuring the electromagnetic radiation resulting from the reflection of sunlight from an object and by observing it from a distance without physical contact with it, and in the next step by analyzing it, to extract useful In general, remote sensing can be considered the technology of acquiring information and imaging the earth using aviation equipment such as airplanes, balloons or space equipment such as satellites. Landsat and Aster satellites are among the satellites that have been used more than other satellites to study earth resources in the last few years. The production of information from remote sensing data, especially satellite data, has increased more and more compared to the recent past, and due to the importance and map of such data, their production will definitely continue to increase.

Some of the important applications of remote-sensing technology are:

  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (urban growth, hazardous waste)
  • Global change detection and monitoring (atmosphere ozone depletion, deforestation, global warming)
  • Agriculture (crop condition, yield prediction, soil erosion)
  • Nonrenewable resource exploration (minerals, oil, natural gas)
  • Renewable natural resources (wetlands, soils, forest, oceans)
  • Meteorology (atmosphere dynamics, weather prediction)
  • Mapping (topography, land use, civil engineering)
  • Military surveillance and reconnaissance (strategic policy, tactical assessment)
  • News media (illustrations, analysis)

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