Remote Sensing

This course is a survey of ground based, balloon, rocket probe, radar and satellite remote sensing techniques. Optical and radio frequency remote sensing techniques are surveyed. The focus is on the determination of physical, chemical and dynamical quantities by remote sensing measurements. The theory is presented used to interpret data obtained by remote sensing techniques. Various inversion methods are discussed used to obtain spatial discrete quantities from line - of - sight observations. Modeling and simulation techniques are described and practiced.

Link to catalog: ATMO.5030 Remote Sensing

Further course description - Remote Sensing of Planetary Atmospheres

This course is a survey of ground based, balloon, probe, and satellite remote sensing techniques.  These are the techniques used to study the composition, dynamics, and chemistry of planetary atmospheres, which form the basis of our understanding of the greenhouse effect, weather, and climate.  The techniques take measurements of upwelling radiance and using the physics of the interaction of radiation with molecules in the atmosphere, parameters describing the physical, chemical, and dynamical states of the atmosphere can be determined via inversion methods.  The theory employed to interpret the results is presented and the various inversion techniques used to determine the desired quantities are discussed.  The modeling and simulation at the root of the reduction techniques is considered.  Discussion of the reduction of remote sensing data to physical quantities will be done in this course.  Current and future satellite campaigns employing remote sensing platforms will be surveyed.