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GE BL551
Satellite Limnology

Judy Wells Budd
429 Dow ESE
Office hours T-Th 1:30 - 3:00

The class will be an exploration of applications of remote sensing to geophysical problems, using satellite based data systems and digital image processing. Each student will develop an application and report on an evaluation of the results. Among the possible data used are TM, AVHRR, SeaWiFS, and among the applications are a variety of geophysical parameters. Students will learn some basic things about lakes, the atmosphere and remote sensing, from the textbook, lectures, seminar presentations of current literature and from laboratory sessions which will demonstrate some current applications. A significant part of the class will be the development of an application of remote sensing by each student and a presentation of the results to the class.


Curtis D. Mobley, Light and Water: Radioative Transfer in Natural Waters, Academic Press 592 pp.

Reference Textbooks:

John. T.O. Kirk, Light and Photosynthesis in Aquatic Ecosystems, Cambridge University Press, 509 pp.

Elachi, C., 1987, Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing, Wiley, New York.

Jensen, John R, 1996, Introductory Digital Image Processing, Prentice-Hall: New Jersey. -- Revised: 1 August 2002