2014 - 2015

  Introduction to Remote Sensing                                                                       
Alexandra ChudnovskyYad Avner - Geography115Mon1400-1800 Sem  1
University credit hours:  4.0

Course description



Course Objectives: To provide students with a conceptual and practical introduction to Remote Sensing (RS) including: The fundamental characteristics of electromagnetic radiation and how the energy interacts with Earth surface materials; Remote sensing platforms and instruments, and platforms and sensors to be launched; Techniques of digital image display, processing and analysis; Image classification and analyses; Remote sensing of vegetation, water, soils, minerals, geomorphology, and urban landscape. It includes a brief overview of fundamentals and an introduction to applications of various kinds of remote sensing including aerial photography, multispectral and hyperspectral satellite remote sensing, active remote sensing and thermal remote sensing.





Lab and Homework



Five individual homework assignments will be turned in and marked. Late homework will be marked down 10% for every day late. Students are required to read designated chapters for each week. Using ENVI, the students will study remote sensing data related to the lecture topics. There will be mid-term examination based on lecture notes and reading assignments. There will also be occasional computer lab homework assignments and/or class presentations. Attendance to both lecture and lab is required in the normal circumstances and forms a portion of your grade.






Book references:



Jensen, J. R., 2007. Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, Prentice-Hall. Chapters 10-13. Jensen, John R. 2007.





Lillesand, T. M. and R. W. Kiefer, 2005.Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 5th



ed. John Wiley & Sons.





Journal references:



Remote Sensing of Environment



International Journal of Remote Sensing





Online reading:



NASA Remote Sensing Online Tutorial






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