Present a detailed list of ways that the spectral signature of a field of rice might vary throughout a year. Explain how such variations influence the concept of a spectral signature?

Part 1: Identify whether the statement is true or false. Then, in a well-developed paragraph explain why you selected that answer. If the answer is true, consider defining key terms to justify your response. If the answer is false, identify the corrected statement and explain. 1 source per answer. These answers should total one page.

1. The first aerial photographs taken from a plane captured the Italian landscape in 1752. (This statement is true).

2. Lidar imagery is produced by passive sensors. (This statement is false. Must discuss the difference between active and passive sensors in relation to LIDAR technology).

Part 4 – Essay – Provide detailed essay responses for each question below. Responses should show your mastery of the subject (at least two to three paragraphs using 1-2 sources). These answers should be about one page each

1. The human visual system is most nearly similar to which of the models for remote sensing presented? Provide support for your answer. (Answer – Human visual system is most similar to passive remote sensing technologies due to the fact that they both rely on reflected light energy.)

2. Many beginning students are surprised to find that geothermal heat and man-made heat are of such modest significance in the Earth\’s energy balance and in determining information presented on thermal imagery. Explain, then, what it is that thermal imagery does depict, and why thermal imagery is so useful in so many disciplines.

3. Present a detailed list of ways that the spectral signature of a field of rice might vary throughout a year. Explain how such variations influence the concept of a spectral signature?