This page contains all information relevant to the topics covered in lecture. Here you will find: (1) materials presented in lecture, (2) required readings for the class from the text and (3) links to additional readings and other web resources that illustrate topics covered in lectures.
Jensen, J.R. 2007. Remote Sensing of the Environment - an Earth Resource Perspective 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall. 592 pp.
Additional readings from sources including:
Lillesand, T.M., Kieffer, R.W. and Chipman, J.W. 2004. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 5th ed. New York, John Wiley & Sons. 763 pp
The Remote Sensing Core Curriculum - http://www.r-s-c-c.org/
The Remote Sensing Tutorial - http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Earth From Space - An Astronaut's views of the Home Planet. http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/
In class, I use computer aided presentations. I will place versions of my lecture notes on this page. These materials will be provided as Adobe Portable Document Format files which can be read using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some of the files may be password protected. All materials and are for your personal use only and as stated in the syllabus they may not be copied nor distributed without my permission.
Iinformation about the topics will be added as they are compiled. I will attempt to place lecture materials before class so you can bring them to lecture if you wish. However, simply printing out the materials is NO substitute for taking your own copious notes during lecture and lab.
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Please note that I have produced these lecture materials at different times and they periodically updated. So while their content is very similar you may note slight differences between the lecture slides presented in class and the notes presented here. Also, each time I present a lecture it differs so there are also differences between what you hear in class and appears on the on-line videos.
Topic 1 - Introduction to Remote Sensing
Topic 2 - Brief History of Remote Sensing
Topic 3 - Basic Principles of Electromagnetic Radiation
Topic 4 - An Introduction to Aerial Photography
Topic 5 - Aerial Photo Interpretation
Topic 6 - Photogrammetry
Topic 7 - Multispectral Remote Sensing
Topic 8 - Thermal Remote Sensing
Topic 9 - Radar Remote Sensing
Topic 10 - LIDAR Remote Sensing
Topic 11 - Digital Image Processing
Basics of Digital Image Processing
Introduction to Image Classification
Topic 12 - Spectroscopy
Project 1 - Due September 22th by Close of Business
Project 2 - Due October 27th by Close of Business
Study guides for all topics covered during the semster can be downloaded here
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