Geologic Remote Sensing

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Science  20 Feb 1981:
Vol. 211, Issue 4484, pp. 781-791
DOI: 10.1126/science.211.4484.781


Remote-sensing techniques are now being used routinely in geologic interpretation for mineral and energy exploration, plant siting, waste disposal, and the development of models for regional and continental tectonics. New spaceborne methods and associated technologies are being developed to produce data from which geologic information about large areas can be derived much more rapidly than by conventional techniques.