Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing Databank has a collection of all the data collected and processed by the TORI Satellite Remote Sensing Team throughout the years, containing sea surface temperature and ocean color data. Looking to expand its collection, salinity and wind field data has been added in the recent years.

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Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on-site observation. Remote sensing is used in numerous fields, including geography, land surveying and most Earth Science disciplines (for example, hydrology, ecology, oceanography, glaciology, geology); it also has military, intelligence, commercial, economic, planning, and humanitarian applications.

In current usage, the term "remote sensing" generally refers to the use of satellite- or aircraft-based sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth, including on the surface and in the atmosphere and oceans, based on propagated signals (e.g. electromagnetic radiation). It may be split into "active" remote sensing (i.e., when a signal is emitted by a satellite or aircraft and its reflection by the object is detected by the sensor) and "passive" remote sensing (i.e., when the reflection of sunlight is detected by the sensor).

(Reference: Wikipeida)

Electromagnetic Spectrum
Electromagnetic Spectrum


Ocean Remote Sensing
Ocean Remote Sensing