This self-paced, interactive tutorial provides learners with an opportunity to learn about remote sensors, and the role remote-sensing instruments play in our understanding of the Earth system. Activities within the tutorial allow learners to demonstrate for themselves how atmospheric absorption and the signal-to-noise ratio determine the spectral resolution of a remotely-sensed image. A culminating simulation activity shows learners how engineers must consider design tradeoffs between quality and quantity of data produced. This resource is part of the tutorial series, Satellite Observations in Science Education, and is the second of three modules in the tutorial, Principles in Remote Sensing. (Note: requires Java plug-in)


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    NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Spectral resolution,Sampling rate,Earth Science,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Atmospheric science,Dwell time,Informal Education,Higher Education,Instantaneous field of view,The nature of technology:The design process,Nadir,Engineering and technology:Remote sensing,Technical Education (Lower Division),Engineering and technology:Image processing and visualization,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Engineering,High School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123816182T,Limb,Technology,Geoscience



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