Earth Observation from Space

GEOL-G 436


G110 or G107 or equivalent


This course is designed to introduce junior undergraduates and first year graduate students to Earth observation with sensing are described.  Elements of airborne and satellite remote sensing images necessary for basic data analysis and qualitative image interpretation are covered.  Remaining lectures are dedicated to classical applications of airborne and satellite remote sensing in exploring natural world and physical Earth.  The class explores in greater detail how space observations can be used to monitor and assess environmental change and to address society need.  The class includes lab assignments on basic remote sensing and data interpretation.  Through this course training, students are expected to perform basic remote sensing applications in agriculture and forest ecology, hydrology and soil sciences, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, urban landscapes, and physical geology.