Introduction to Remote Sensing (Page 7):

Select your own color combinations

The choices for which band is used for each color on the computer screen are very numerous. Any one of twelve bands from the Thematic Mapper Simulator image of Honolulu could be used for any one of the three display colors on our computer, so literally thousands of permutations are possible. However, to give you a chance to see what the differences are, we have selected five wavelengths (bands 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) so that you can pick any combination of three bands and channels, as long as all three are different. There are 60 different variations here, so we now invite you to try our interactive "spectral imager" and pick your own band combinations to enhance features of interest on the ground.


What band would you like to display in Red?
Band 2 Band 4 Band 6 Band 8 Band 10

What band would you like to display in Green?
Band 2 Band 4 Band 6 Band 8 Band 10

What band would you like to display in Blue?
Band 2 Band 4 Band 6 Band 8 Band 10

Return to Page 6 to review the earlier examples of remote sensing data.



Author: Pete Mouginis-Mark

Copyright by P. Mouginis-Mark

Curator: Lori Glaze