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The principles of satellite remote sensing, based on the measurements of electromagnetic radiation and the process of inversion of these data, are reviewed briefly. The implications for the retrieval of quantitative information on the nature, structure and evolution of surfaces on Earth are discussed, and a coherent strategy for the acquisition of biological or other relevant information on these environments is outlined.

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Authors: VERSTRAETE M M, JRC Ispra (IT);PINTY B, Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherches en Télédétection Spatiale, Toulouse (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: TERRA-1 Conference, Nottingham (GB), March 20-22, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 36754 ORA
Record Number: 199210628 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en