Remote Sensing Techniques
Remote sensing is the acquisition of digital information representing characteristics of the Earth’s surface or sub-surface properties. It involves the observation and measurement of an object from a distance using satellite, aircraft or ground-based systems.
Imagery acquired by these systems can be used to identify surficial (topographic or mineralogical) features associated with groundwater processes; sites of recharge and/or discharge; and spatial and temporal changes in vegetation health and abundance, soil moisture or surface water.
At Geoscience Australia, satellite imagery is currently being applied to the identification and delineation of palaeovalleys; the classification and monitoring of groundwater dependent ecosystems; flood related recharge; and groundwater discharge zones into lake systems.
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