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Stephen E. Wood
ESS 421
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Geological Remote Sensing

Principles of image interpretation for geologists. Study of land forms, structure, lithology, surface processes using aircraft and satellite data. Use of digital multispectral images and radar images for geological mapping.

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The physical principles underlying remote sensing as applied to the study of the land surface of the Earth, Moon, and terrestrial planets. Remote sensing at visible and near-infrared, thermal infrared, and radar wavelengths are covered, including reflectance and emittance spectroscopy. Applications to the investigation of vegetation, rock surfaces, and urban environments are covered. The class includes a computer lab applying processing techniques using software commonly used for remote sensing applications.

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Last Update by Stephen E. Wood
Date: 02/16/2014