We see in three colours but our brains can design and identify all the shades associated with the human visual wavelength spectrum. However, we are still limited to ’seeing’ the bands Red, Blue, Green.
Computers can differentiate all the range that we cannot see, infrared and ultraviolet bands. If you include those ‘spectral wavelength colours’ in our algorithms, as we look at the earth, we can ‘delineate’ the ecology and better predict environmental changes. As we utilize the new ‘Hyper-spectral’ bands, imagine how much more we’ll see….imagine what we can protect.
I was recently participating in an event and had an opportunity to see what it felt like to be immersed in what felt like full spectrum.