Definition: Temporal resolution
Land Use/Land Cover
In addition to spatial and spectral resolution, the concept of temporal resolution is also important to
consider in a remote sensing system. The temporal resolution depends on the revisit period, which
refers to the time it takes for a satellite to observe and image the same area on the ground at the
same viewing angle a second time after completion of one entire orbit cycle.
Eurostat, "Manual of concepts on land cover and land use information systems (2000 Edition)", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2001