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Chapter 6: Earth Observation Techniques

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This page contains definitions for child categories of the category referenced by the Chapter title.  The parent category for this page is the Chapter title, and is referenced as being "Up One Level."  The definitions for its children follow below the horizontal line.  The navigation options are listed below. 

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Category: In-Situ Observation Techniques

Definition:

Standards specific to the observation, measurement, and reporting by instruments at the physical location of the observed object or phenomenon.

  

  

Comments:Alternate Definition: “The science, technology and art of obtaining information about objects or phenomena by direct measurement at the physical location of the object/phenomena.”

  

  

Category: Remote Sensing

Definition:

Standards specific to the detection, recognition, inventory, and analysis of Earth observations by the use of distant sensors or recording devices.

Comments:

Alternate Definition: “The science, technology and art of obtaining information about objects or phenomena from a distance (i.e., without being in physical contact with them).”

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