REMOTE SENSING LITERATURE IN SCOPUS DATABASE: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS

Abstract

Author(s): S. Vijaylakshmi, R. Ambuja

Remote sensing is the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body. For this purpose, Scopus database has been taken for the study. Under the search term “Remote Sensing, irrespective of the field, the SCOPUS database provided more than 1,31,883 records covering a period of forty two years from 1971 to 2012. These records were further analysed using Excel and SPSS software. This paper attempt to provide the growth of literature using bibliometric tools in field of Remote Sensing over the period of 42 years ie. 1970-2012.

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