remote sensing



the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body.

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Examples from the Web for remote sensing

  • Remote-sensing instruments in Earth-orbit satellites measure radar, visible light, and infrared radiation.

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British Dictionary definitions for remote sensing

remote sensing


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
Derived Formsremote-sensing, adjective

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