Glossary for Geospatial Science

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electromagnetic spectrum:  “The entire spectrum, considered as a continuum, of all kinds of electric, magnetic, and visible radiation, from gamma rays having a wavelength of 0.001 angstrom to long waves having a wavelength of more than 1 million km”  (Random House).  Remote sensing devices typically record electromagnetic bands in the region of optical light and may include the near infrared.  (See also: spectral band)