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Position Zone 3 The Global Environmental Observation Front Line-Remote-Sensing Theater Remote-Sensing Theater

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Remote-Sensing Theater A theater at the facility is available to aid in understanding the meaning of remote sensing, which is at the forefront of global environmental monitoring technology.

Remote sensing is a technology for observing atmospheric and ocean circulation from far away by the use radio waves and light. This technology is integral to observation of the functioning of the global environment, a very broad field still filled with unknowns. In this exhibition booth supplied with up-to-date data, you can observe the movement of global air and water and gain an understanding of the role played by remote-sensing technology through a combination of pictures and models.

 Observe the earth by means of radio waves and light: remote sensing
In the center of this exhibition area is a dome-shaped theater, 7.8 meters in diameter, designed to look as the earth appears from space. The theater will introduce you to the science of observing atmospheric and ocean circulation on a global scale through a combination of pictures on a monitor and a model accompanied by narration. Reduced models of various sensors and an illuminated ceiling are also featured.

Eyes observing the earth: remote sensing Eyes observing the earth: remote sensing
The purpose and meaning of remote sensing are introduced in an animated film. The characters are a boy and a knowledgeable shisa, or a lion-dog. Your shisa guide comments that the objective of the remote sensing system is to take care of the earth in the same way a doctor cares for a patient.

 SCALE(SCAlable Layer image display system for Environment)

SCALE is the visualization system with which you can scale the mega image data such as Synthetic Aparture Radar images and ultraviolet, visible or the near infrared spectral images of the excavated artifacts on the touch screen smoothly.

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