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Airborne Thermal Imaging

Thermal image

Thermal imaging detects radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produces images of that radiation, called thermograms. Thermal imaging cameras convert the energy in the infrared wavelength into a visible light display.

The technique is often used for the detection of energy losses in buildings or to find defects in a city-wide district heating grid. The main advantage of airborne thermal imaging and thermal mapping is that temperatures over a large area can efficiently be compared.

Airborne thermography is suitable for a wide range of applications, like urban heat island mapping, environmental monitoring and vegetation health assessment or energy efficiency improvements.

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