Sensors and platforms

  • Dorothy K. Hall
  • Jaroslav Martinec


In this chapter, we will present a general description of most of the platforms and sensors that are referred to in this book. Sensors that operate in the gamma ray wavelengths to the very high frequencies (VHF) have been employed for remote sensing studies of ice and snow (Fig. 1.1). Although all objects emit radiation over all wavelengths, for most studies it is advantageous to use data from sensors operating in discrete portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. One must judiciously select the proper sensor to use for a particular analysis taking into consideration factors such as: wavelength, resolution and frequency and timing of ground coverage.


Synthetic Aperture Radar Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Very High Frequency Radar Altimeter NOAA Satellite 
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  • Jaroslav Martinec

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