F&ES 726b/ARCG 362/762b/G&G 562b / 2017-2018

Observing Earth from Space

Credits: 3

Spring 2018: Tu,Th, 9:00-10:15, ESC 110
 
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A practical introduction to satellite image analysis of Earth’s surface. Students develop a theoretical foundation and practical skills for satellite remote sensing; gain an understanding of Earth’s surface, ocean, and atmosphere, including natural processes and human impacts; and establish familiarity of remote-sensing products and their applications. Topics include the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, satellite-borne radiometers, data transmission and storage, computer image analysis, the merging of satellite imagery with GIS and applications to weather and climate, oceanography, surficial geology, ecology and epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, archaeology, and watershed management. Classroom lectures are supplemented with laboratory exercises and short showcases on remote-sensing platforms and data products. Prerequisites: college-level physics or chemistry, two courses in geology and natural science of the environment or equivalents, and computer literacy. Weekly labs and problem sets; midterm exam; course project. 

 

 

Prerequisites: college-level physics or chemistry, two courses in geology and natural science of the environment or equivalents, and computer literacy.

F&ES 726 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 704: Workshop on Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry with Drones
F&ES 725: Remote Sensing of Land Cover and Land Use Change


limited to 50
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