GEO 471T/491 – Introduction to Remote Sensing for Geoscientists

Taught in spring semester (undergraduate and graduate level)

This course covers the fundamentals of acquiring, processing, and interpreting remote sensing data. Laboratories provide opportunities for students to develop applied skills in analysis of remote sensing data for problems related to the geosciences. Topics covered include: physics of electromagnetic radiation and interaction with geologic materials; common techniques for remote sensing as applied to the geosciences (e.g., infrared spectroscopy, lidar, SAR); and techniques for analysis of remote sensing data (e.g., image classification; spectral mixture analysis; stereogrammetry/structure from motion).