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
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Academic Press 592 pp.
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.