The Pros And Cons Of Infrared Satellite Images

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From ancient civilizations to hurricanes, researchers and exporeres study nearly everything. Exploreres use various forms technology for conducting their research. These forms include, inventions such as The Mailbox; a invention created by Mel Fisher that aided the discovery of objects underwater, planes to withstand hurricane power, Infrared satellite imagery, etc. Infrared satellite imagery is the most advanced form of technology for researchers and explorers due to the fact that it aids exploeres in discovering civilizations, which provide various amounts of knowledge.

A infrared satellite imagery can locate items at ground-level or can detect differences in soil about one foot under the surface. These advancements can aid in discovering ancient civilizations by locating where the soil in the ground differs from the rest, revealing roads, villages, and tombs. (Source #3, Paragraph 2). This form of technology has not only aided in locating ancient civilizations but reveals numerous amounts of historical information. In one of the first trials of the satellite researchers found a 3,000 year-old city in Egypt. From above the ground this city looked like "a
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One of the weaknesses is that the image does not instantly reveal a discovery. Another weakness is that the satellite is useless in tropical forests because "Infrared cannot penetrate the dense canopy of the trees." (Source #3, Paragraph 6). Other inventions, such as The Mailbox are indeed very useful. This invention created by Mel Fisher is used to sweep long strips of sand on the ocean floor to discover objects and shipwrecks.(Source #1) Although this is very useful for the ocean, infrared satellite imagery is useful for land. The last con is the fact that the satellite is only really useful when used for land disoveries, while other inventions are dominating ocean

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