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1) Multitemporal A very common type of "multisensing" is "multitemporal", meaning that periodic repeat looks at the same ground area

can be used to extract information otherwise more difficult to procure. The most obvious example is in crop studies, where imagery from different times in the growing cycle can be used to better identify the crops present and estimate their biomass state or anticipated yield. 2) Back Scatter Backscatter (or backscattering) is the reflection of waves, particles, or signals back to the direction from which they came. 3) Difference between optical and radar remote sensing A radar instrument is an active device, sending out pulses of radio wave or microwave energy that are reflected back into a receiver. An optical system relies on reflected solar illumination or emitted thermal radiation(longwave IR). Thus, a radar system can operate equally well during day-lit or nighttime portions of an orbit, whereas most optical systems only acquire data during the day-lit periods. 4) Definition of remote sensing Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. 5) Why optical remote sensing need energy from sun? Because optical remote sensing relies on reflected solar illumination or emitted thermal radiation(longwave IR) and can only acquire data during the day-lit periods. 6) Insitu Insitu meaning measuring the properties directly on/from within the object in the field.