RST
The Remote Sensing Tutorial

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM SENSORS ON SATELLITES AND SPACECRAFT THAT LOOK INWARD AT THE EARTH AND OUTWARD AT THE PLANETS, THE GALAXIES AND, GOING BACK IN TIME, THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE - THE COSMOS

Click on the next blue phrase to go directly to the Remote Sensing Tutorial  (updated to September 15, 2004) or on these mirror sites at either RSEOL or at RSOL. Then click on Table of Contents. We suggest you begin with the Overview.

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NOTICE 1:

BECAUSE OF A MIX-UP IN RECORD KEEPING, MANY OF THE IMAGES, PHOTOS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TUTORIAL THAT ARE NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN MAY NOT BE CREDITED, OR IF SO, NOT PROPERLY CREDITED. IF YOU ARE THE SOURCE OF ANY SUCH ILLUSTRATIONS AND YOU WISH TO HAVE YOUR DESIRED CREDIT (NAME, ORGANIZATION, ETC.) APPLIED TO THE IMAGE(S), OR YOU CHOOSE NOT TO HAVE THE ILLUSTRATION(S) USED IN THIS TUTORIAL, PLEASE NOTIFY THE WRITER, NICHOLAS M. SHORT, AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS GIVEN NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. SEE ALSO THE WHAT'S NEW PAGE.

NOTICE 2:

OWING TO LACK OF FUNDING AND MANPOWER, THE INTERNET VERSION OF THIS TUTORIAL WILL ONLY OCCASIONALLY (ABOUT FOUR TIMES A MONTH) BE UPDATED, UPGRADED, AND ENRICHED WITH NEW ILLUSTRATIONS. HOWEVER, THE CD-ROM VERSION (see below) WILL CONTINUE TO BE EXPANDED IN MISSION COVERAGE AND UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL VISUAL MATERIALS ALOST DAILY SO THAT PURCHASERS WILL ALWAYS GET THE "LATEST" EDITION.

The latest images from the Mars Exploration Rovers and the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft around Saturn are kept as current as possible.

  THE TUTORIAL IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE AS AN EDUCATIONAL CD-ROM.  Because most Tutorial pages have 10 to 30+ images, telephone modem downloading may be very slow, making the Web site version cumbersome to use as an instructional device. For those who prefer quick loading response to improve the learning process, the CD-ROM version is strongly recommended.

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CAVEAT EMPTOR: A Company called World Spaceflight News is now marketing a version of this Tutorial through both their Web Site and Amazon.com, based on the freedom of usage provision of the Public Domain Law. While this is acceptable to the developers of this present Web Site and of the CD-ROM we make available, please be advised that the WSN version will likely not be as up-to-date as the CD-ROM offered from this site. You can recognize thIS other version by their Cover Page:

Please address any comments or suggestions regarding the contents of the Tutorial to its principal author, Dr. Nicholas M. Short, Sr., at this email address: [email protected]

 

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