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GEP 621: Principles and Applications in Remote Sensing.

6 hours (2, lecture; 4, lab), 4 credits. In this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts and principles of electromagnetic theory in remote sensing, becoming familiar with the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of past, current, and planned future remote sensing systems, and develop practical skills in interpreting aerial photographs, satellite optical remote sensing data, and thermal and radar imagery. Students will also be exposed to a wide variety of applications in environmental mapping and monitoring, natural resources management, urban and regional planning, and global change research. Weekly assignments will be provided to develop skills in interpreting different types of images. A term project will be required to make use of remotely sensed data and digital image processing capabilities in one particular area of application.

Last modified: 7/14/2014