Courses & Units
Environmental Remote Sensing A KGG542
This unit introduces you to theoretical and practical foundations of remote sensing. The unit starts with the physics of remote sensing including the concepts of electromagnetic energy and the interaction of energy with the atmosphere and the earth surface. We will cover the technical and practical characteristics of a range of satellite and airborne sensors. You will work with satellite images and image analysis tools in weekly computer practicals. Throughout the unit you will explore remote sensing research topics in the scientific literature that will prepare you for a research thesis. This unit is offered at the graduate level.
|Unit name||Environmental Remote Sensing A|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Bethany Cox|
|Teaching staff||Professor Arko Lucieer|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the theory and application of electromagnetic energy, sensor systems, and image processing in the context of Earth observation.
- Apply remote sensing datasets, concepts and techniques to solve real-world spatial problems.
- Apply image analysis software to display, query, process, and manipulate remote sensing imagery, and extract relevant information.
- Communicate perspectives and knowledge in remote sensing and spatial sciences to specialist and non-specialist audiences using written, oral, cartographic, and other visual means.
- Critically analyse remote sensing datasets and analyses to provide professional solutions to diverse spatial problems.
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2 x 1-hour lectures and 1 x 3 hour computer-based practical per week
|Assessment||Assignment 1 (20%)|Assignment 2 (40%)|Data analysis (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Jensen, J.R., 2014. Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall. https://www.booktopia.com.au/remote-sensing-of-the-environment-john-r-jensen/book/9781292021706.html
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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