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The term "remote sensing" refers to the techniques of measurement and interpretation of phenomena from a distance. Prior to the mid-1960's the interpretation of film images was the primary means for remote sensing of the Earth's geologic features. With the development of the optomechanical scanner, scientists began to construct digital multispectral images using data beyond the sensitivity range of visible light photography. These images are constructed by mechanically aligning pictorial representations of such phenomena as the reflection of light waves outside the visible spectrum, the refraction of radio waves, and the daily changes in temperature in areas on the Earth's surface. The advantage of digital over photographic imaging is evident: the resulting numerical data are precisely known, and digital data are not subject to the vagaries of difficult-to- control chemical processing.

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It can be inferred from the passage that a major disadvantage of photographic imaging in geologic mapping is that such photography

  • A cannot be used at night
  • B cannot focus on the details of a geologic area
  • C must be chemically processed
  • D is always enhanced by digital reconstruction
  • E cannot reflect changes over extended periods of time

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