The sampling of terrestrial features or environmental phenomena by an airborne or satellite sensor is especially significant when repetitive surveys are required. Dynamic and short-lived natural events need to be detected rapidly and repeatedly for meaningful results. A series of satellites now provide a hitherto unavailable capability for detecting and mapping dynamic terrestrial features and environmental events on a global, repetitive, and temporal basis. The paper summarizes briefly some of the stellite missions and in a tabular form classifies the time-scale requirements for observing some of the dynamic events. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

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  • Authors:
    • Rabchevsky, G A
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00168421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM