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Environmental Remote Sensing

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Umesh K Haritashya

University of Dayton
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Private four-year institution, primarily undergraduate
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Summary

Environmental Remote Sensing is designed to introduce students to remote sensing science and technology. It emphasizes mastering fundamental remote sensing concepts and utilizing remotely sensed data for environmental information extraction and problem solving. Students will develop a basic understanding and working knowledge of the principles and applications of remote sensing including satellite multispectral data sets, matter-energy interactions, radiation transfer theory, image interpretation, computer-assisted analysis, and remote sensing applications. It will also provide a survey of the concepts and techniques of remote sensing and image analysis for mapping and monitoring natural resources, environment and land use and a wide spectrum of geoscientific applications ranging from meso- to global scale. It will also cover how remote sensing is used as a tool of geo-exploration.

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Resource Type: Course Information
Special Interest: GIS
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Course Size:

less than 15

Course Context:

This is an upper-dvision elective course for our undergraduate sudents. This course is also required for Gradute GIS Certificate Program. Course is designed to include weekly project on the related topic of discussion.

Course Goals:

Students should be able to apply remote sensing techniques to resource inventory, monitoring and analysis.
Students should be able to apply remote sensing techniques to geological analysis, ranging from laboratory spectra of minerals and rocks, ground truth, to aerial and space-borne remote sensing.
Students should be able to understand the potential of contemporary image processing and analysis systems.
Students should be able to choose remote sensing data and analysis approaches based on the problems to be solved.
Students should be able to negotiate the interface between remote sensing and other geospatial technologies Plan and implement a remote sensing project.
Students should be able to understand the prospects for future sensing systems and applications.


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

The course is designed in a non-traditional way and includes only once a week lecture. It requires active and consistent participation of students. Each class starts with 1-hour introduction/lecture/review of the key concept of that day's topic followed by five minutes of break. Second hour contains more detailed explanation of the topic and example demonstration. Last 30 minutes of the class is mainly devoted on assignment related to that day's topics, and/or open discussion.

Assessment of whether students ahve met these goals or not are based on the weekly project based assignment and two exams. Graduate students are required to do Term Paper as well.

Skills Goals

Quantitative abilities


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

The course is designed in a non-traditional way and includes only once a week lecture. It requires active and consistent participation of students. Each class starts with 1-hour introduction/lecture/review of the key concept of that day's topic followed by five minutes of break. Second hour contains more detailed explanation of the topic and example demonstration. Last 30 minutes of the class is mainly devoted on assignment related to that day's topics, and/or open discussion.

Assessment of whether students ahve met these goals or not are based on the weekly project based assignment and two exams. Graduate students are required to do Term Paper as well.

Assessment


Syllabus:

Environmental Remote Sensing Syllabus (University of Dayton) (Acrobat (PDF) 343kB Jun9 10)

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