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Techniques in Remote Sensing QMS515

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Introduction

Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.

Summary

Unit name Techniques in Remote Sensing
Unit code QMS515
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Doctor Andy Fischer
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the physical basis of remote sensing techniques to obtain geophysical or biological information about the surface of the Earth
  • Process and visualise remotely-sensed data to derive geophysical parameters and infer processes
  • Apply remotely-sensed data to answer marine and polar research questions
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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

A one week intensive unit offered before the start of semester one.

AssessmentSatellite data analysis related to your research (50%)|Practical Reports (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

Robinson, IS, 2010, Discovering the Ocean from Space: The Unique Applications of Satellite Oceanography, Springer, 677 pp. (available online).

Lubin, D & Massom, RA, 2006, Polar Remote Sensing: Volume 1 – Atmosphere and Oceans, Springer, 756 pp.

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