Geography | Environmental Remote Sensing
G336 | 2638 | Robeson
Prerequisite: Any introductory science course.
The theory and techniques of remote sensing and their application to
environmental analysis are introduced. Remote sensing deals with the
acquisition of information using techniques that do not require actual
contact with the object or area being observed. Examples of remotely
sensed data include aerial photography, infrared thermometry, and
passive microwave sensing. The first part covers the principles of
remote sensing, including radiation theory; sensorsystems; data
acquisition, storage, and analysis; and spectral signatures of natural
and human-made materials. The second part deals with the application
of remote sensing principles and data to environmental science.
Topics include weather and climate, hydrology, oceanography,
vegetation, soils, and land cover.
G336 fulfills the NMNS distribution requirement.