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along-track scanner

See Also: across-track scanner

  1. [remote sensing] A remote-sensing tool with a line of many fixed sensors that record reflected radiation from the terrain along a satellite's direction of movement, creating scan-line strips that are contiguous or that overlap slightly, thereby producing an image. along-track scanner Illustration