Prerequisites: "C" or better in GEOG 5110.
Sustainability - Limited
Optical remote sensing uses reflected sunlight and emitted thermal infrared radiation to measure the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. This course covers remote sensing theory that determines how light and matter interact. It also investigates applications of visible, near IR, thermal IR, and hyperspectral remotely sensed data. Quantitative labs make measurements that demonstrate remote sensing theory, and also work with state-of-the-art data from aircraft and satellites. Topics include modeling absorption and emission of electromagnetic radiation, directional reflectance, spectroscopy, and hyperspectral remote sensing techniques. This class is perfect for students who want to the opportunity to learn advanced remote sensing techniques and who are curious about how remote sensing really works.