Glossary

Band

A discrete wavelength interval or range observed by a remote sensing instrument.  

Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF)

A function of four real variables that defines how light is reflected at an opaque surface. It is employed in surface reflectance satellite imagery, computer graphics and vision algorithms.

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)

Australia's national weather, climate and water agency.

For more information, see BoM.