Spectral Band

"Recorded wavelengths are referred to as bands. The number of bands varies depending on the sensor system (multispectral, hyperspectral, radar). Displaying of a remote sensing image on a computer monitor is limited to 3 bands." (University of Nebraska Omaha, 2004)


"Remote Sensing". Cartography and Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, University of Nebraska Omaha. Last modified Dec 4, 2004.
Accessed March 29, 2019.

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