Tarendra Lakhankar
PhD

Course Objective

This introductory remote sensing course covers different environments where remote sensing can be applied, including discussion about a variety of space platforms and selected sensors that orbit the Earth. Emphasis is placed on the application of remote sensing on the interactions between the hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere and atmosphere as well as bio-productivity and geophysical/geochemical processes in the oceans. By the end of this Class you should be able to (1) Understand the principles of EM wave and interactions with surface/atmosphere that are relevant to remote sensing (e.g., surface scattering vs particle scattering), (2) Describe various types of remote sensing systems (e.g., photographic, electrooptical, passive microwave, etc.), (3) Understand the fundamental principles for different types of remote sensing systems, (4)  Understand resolutions and viewing geometry of different remote sensing systems, (5) Describe different satellite orbits that are used for Earth Observations

Class Schedule for Summer 2020

Date Lectures Activities (Tutorial, Lab and Research Project) Homeworks
Monday, June 1, 2020 Introduction to Course Exploration of online resources for Remote Sensing – Updated  
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing Sample data download from Online website (NASA, NOAA)  
Thursday, June 4, 2020 History of Remote Sensing Download MODIS NDVI Data in tiff format (Read using Octave) Homework 1
Monday, June 8, 2020 Radiation, Budget and Interaction Read Process and Plot the data… Time Series of data Present Homework 1 in Class
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Remote Sensing Basics: Satellites and Sensors    
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing Assignment 1: Worldview: Heat Island (Due date June 25th) Homework 2
Monday, June 15, 2020 Microwave Remote Sensing (Active and Passive)    
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Satellite Image Analysis Activity: Satellite Image Interpretation  
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Remote Sensing of Fire detection Assignment 2: Worldview: Fire Estimate (Due date: July 2nd) Homework 3 (Due date July 2nd)
Monday, June 22, 2020 Remote Sensing of Cloud Identification Research Project  
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Mid-Term Examination    
Thursday, June 25, 2020 Vegetation and Food Security Assignment 3: Worldview: Time Series Analysis
(Due date: July 9th)
Homework 4 (Due date July 6th)
Monday, June 29, 2020 Surface Temperature and Soil Moisture Retrievals    
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Remote Sensing of Snow    
Thursday, July 2, 2020 Remote Sensing of Water Quality and Sedimentation    
Monday, July 6, 2020 LIDAR, theory and applications   Homework 5 (Due date July 15th)
Individual HW.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Atmospheric Application (Precipitation and Winds) Update on Research Project  
Thursday, July 9, 2020 Remote Sensing data for Climate Analysis    
Monday, July 13, 2020 Global Positioning System (GPS)    
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Oil Spills, Rescue mission, Groundwater, etc.    
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Other Remote Sensing Satellites (Space, …)    
Monday, July 20, 2020 Research Project Presentation    
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Final Examination    

Upload your homework as pdf file in shared Google Folder of class (Use file name style as: Firstname_assignment1.pdf)