Remote Sensing of Global Change

GEOL-G 487


GEOL-G222, GEOG-G336 and PHYS-P202 or equivalents


This course is designed to introduce senior undergraduates
and junior graduate students to the methods and strategies
underlying the application of hyperspectral remote sensing in
solving environmental problems in the context of global
change. Basic physics for remote sensing is described.
Terminologies for spectroscopic analysis and image
interpretation of environment changes variables with visible
and near-infrared wavelengths and thermal infrared data are
introduced. Classical examples on applications of
hyperspectral remote sensing in agricultural and forest
ecology, hydrology and soil sciences, terrestrial and aquatic
ecology, atmosphere and urban landscapes will be discussed.

This class meets the Research standard of the IUPUI RISE Challenge (Research, International Study, Service and Experiential Learning).  To learn more about the RISE Challenge, go to