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published by the Federation of American Scientists
written by Nicholas M. Short
This resource is a multi-chapter tutorial on the topic of Remote Sensing (RS).  It was developed  to provide intuitive, easily understood background information to serve as a primer on remote sensing for the new user, as well as a teaching tool for the educational community.  

This material is hosted by the Federation of American Scientists.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
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Nicholas M. Short, Sr.
electromagnetic radiation, remote sensing, tutorial
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Metadata instance created June 12, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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August 3, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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October 21, 2005

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Electromagnetism and Electromagnets
Unit Title: Electromagnetic Radiation and the Spectrum

This multi-chapter tutorial is sponsored by the highly-respected Federation of American Scientists.  For teachers doing a unit on digital imaging, this resource offers a comprehensive look at both theory and applications.

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N. Short, (Federation of American Scientists, Washington, 2001), WWW Document, (https://fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/).
N. Short, The Remote Sensing Tutorial (Federation of American Scientists, Washington, 2001), <https://fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/>.
APA Format
Short, N. (2005, October 21). The Remote Sensing Tutorial. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from Federation of American Scientists: https://fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/
Chicago Format
Short, Nicholas. The Remote Sensing Tutorial. Washington: Federation of American Scientists, October 21, 2005. https://fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/ (accessed 23 May 2024).
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Short, Nicholas. The Remote Sensing Tutorial. Washington: Federation of American Scientists, 2001. 21 Oct. 2005. 23 May 2024 <https://fas.org/irp/imint/docs/rst/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Nicholas Short", Title = {The Remote Sensing Tutorial}, Publisher = {Federation of American Scientists}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {23 May 2024}, Month = {October 21, 2005}, Year = {2001} }
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The Remote Sensing Tutorial:

Contains Electromagnetic Spectrum: Distribution of Radiant Energies

This is a tutorial designed to help beginning physics students understand the EM spectrum classification system and how it is related to the emerging field of remote sensing and related digital imaging technologies.

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