Introduction to the Physics of Remote Sensing
This course provides an overview of the physics behind space remote sensing instruments. Topics include the interaction of electromagnetic waves with natural surfaces, including scattering of microwaves, microwave and thermal emission from atmospheres and surfaces, and spectral reflection from natural surfaces and atmospheres in the near-infrared and visible regions of the spectrum. The class also discusses the design of modern space sensors and associated technology, including sensor design, new observation techniques, ongoing developments, and data analysis and interpretation. Examples of applications and instrumentation in geology, planetology, oceanography, astronomy, and atmospheric research will be discussed.
Mondays 2:30 – 3:55 p.m. in room B280 Moore
Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:55 p.m. in room B280 Moore
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30 – 2:30
Room 430 Moore
Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing, Second Edition by Charles Elachi and Jakob van Zyl (Wiley, 2006)
Will be discussed in class and posted after corrected homeworks have been returned.