Sample Term Paper

The global geological remote sensing application is widely accepted by the geographical societies and scientific societies.  This is because the data generated is not only of importance to the geographers, but also to the governmental administrators, scientists and economists who need to plan for the world economic activities[1]. This is because the way remote sensing data images and measure the earth enhances our understanding of the geology and geological structures. In return this understanding of these structures facilities our mapping for the purpose of projecting and managing the geoharzard regions on the earth surface.

The geological application of remote sensing in the global world can be traced back to the 1960s to 1970s when a quantified and qualitative scientific data was generated. In this connection, geological application has translated to significant contribution to the geoscintific researches. However, the point of worthy that makes geological application of remote sensing most appropriate is because, through data and images obtained, processed and interpreted from the sensors provides synoptic views over large areas which results to understanding of geodynamic processes. Furthermore, through GARS, geographers and scientists have clinched a better understanding of the physical properties of multispectral signals of thermal infrared bands in the electromagnetic spectrum such as the SWIR, TIR and NIR. Hence it becomes easier to monitor, project and manage geoharzards.

[1] Weber, Charles. 2005. Methodology for Regional Mapping of Natural Hazards using Remote Sensing and GIS. Pp. 304