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Telling a Pine from a Maple ... from Space!
This single-page web site introduces the user to Hyperion, a satellite sensor so sensitive that when its data are processed by computers, one can see clearly where one kind of tree ends and another begins. This technology, particularly when used in conjunction with Landsat imagery, is relevant to people who are farming, taking care of forests, looking for places to drill for oil, digging for valuable minerals, building cities, and helping control floods.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
  • Forestry
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 California Institute of Technology. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-922
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'The Space Place'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: California Institute of Technology