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remote sensing

n.
The acquisition of data relating to an object by the use of sensing devices not in contact with the object, as in weather data collection by a satellite or observation of internal organs through ultrasound.

remote sensing

n
(General Physics) the use of an instrument, such as a radar device or camera, to scan the earth or another planet from space in order to collect data about some aspect of it
remote-sensing adj

remote sensing

- The scanning of the earth by satellite or aircraft to obtain information about it.
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BEIJING -- China will construct and launch two remote-sensing satellites for foreign countries in the coming two years, an industry insider says.
The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) will launch the country's first remote-sensing satellite in March, 2018.
The two agencies recognized Chelton's contributions to ocean remote-sensing science, education, and applications.
Examples of image processing methodologies discussed include random forest classification of remote sensing data, supervised image classification of multi- spectral images based on statistical machine learning, change-detection methods for location of mines in synthetic aperture radar imagery, data fusion for remote-sensing applications, and quality assessment of remote-sensing multi-band optical images.
Every day, Earth-observing satellites outfitted with remote-sensing technology generate vast data streams that scientists use to study the biosphere--the part of the Earth and its atmosphere that can support life.
In Part I, 'Foundations', Campbell covers traditional topics such as the history of remote sensing and key remote-sensing concepts.
Another possibility is to exempt cars from their $50 smog check after numerous remote-sensing hits show they are clean.
As word spread through the remote-sensing calibration community about this unique and valuable measurement capability, the TXR was deployed on three critical missions during the summer of 2001.
The military is certain to benefit from access to high-resolution commercial imagery, potentially saving it the billions of dollars required to produce, field and operate some space-based remote-sensing systems.
The CIA, fearing that terrorists or pariah governments would purchase sensitive satellite pictures, blocked commercial remote-sensing licenses.
In order to gain a stronghold in the commercial market, remote-sensing vendors must have the capabilities to serve diverse end-user needs.
Existing remote-sensing technology, however, can automatically match a car's emissions to its license plate, and gross polluters can be sent a fine or a citation to report for closer inspection.

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