Remote sensing is a type of science that gets information about something without actually being in contact with it. Using satellites and airplanes, we can gather information about the Earth. When using satellites you can get information that you wouldn’t be able to get with the human eye by itself. For example, infrared is a type of light that the vegetation emits. Scientist use infrared to see the growth or decline of vegetation in a given area of a period of time.
Explore some of the pages below to find out more about remote sensing and how you can study remote sensing at school!
Remote Sensing For Your School
The Uses of Environmental Remote Sensing
The History of Environmental Remote Sensing
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Remote Sensing Links