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remote sensing

noun
1.
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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  • Equipped with remote sensing gear, they could be used to report on everything from deforestation and pollution to urbanisation.
  • Place whatever money is available into robotic probes and remote sensing.
  • The faux dens were equipped with infrared cameras, activity detectors and other remote sensing devices.
  • However, you'd have to be satisfied with remote sensing via small-aperture telescopes.
  • Satellite imagery, or remote sensing, tells the story.
  • Trends and perspectives in animal-attached remote sensing.
  • remote sensing techniques can also be used to study the movement and behavior of wild animals, such as migration patterns.
  • Before any exploration can be done, even via remote sensing by probes or satellites, weather must be considered.
British Dictionary definitions for remote sensing

remote sensing

noun
1.
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 Forms
remote-sensing, adjective
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Contemporary definitions for remote sensing
noun

the technique or process of obtaining data or images from a distance, as from satellites or aircraft

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