Geography 115A/115AL - Intro. Air Photo Interpretation & Remote Sensing

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Text: Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, 2nd Edition, Author: John R. Jensen;
Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2000. 544 p.

When
What Reading
F Sept 23 Overview of the Class & Labs text: Preface, Ch 1 p1-10
M Sept 26 Introduction to the Remote Sensing, History of Remote Sensing
[Lab 1, extra credit]
text: Ch 3 p53-81
W Sept 28 History of Remote Sensing (cont.) [ Hemphill 2004 ]

text: Ch 5 p119-135
reader: Ch 3 p51-67

F Sept 30 Elements, Techniques, Aids & Methods reader: Ch 4 p69-92
M Oct 3 Photogrammetry
[Lab 2, extra credit]
text: Ch 6
W Oct 5 Photogrammetry (cont.)
F Oct 7 Stereoscopy, Height Measurement, Scale & Area

text: Ch 4 p85-106,114-117 reader: Ch 2 p21-50

M Oct 10 Acquisition of Air Photos & Mission Planning, Camera Systems
[prelab, Lab 3, MrSid Files]
reader: Ch 1 p1-19
W Oct 12 Films & Filters, Basics of EMR 1.1 text: Ch 2 p1-38
F Oct 14 Basics of EMR 1.2 reader: Ch 2 p33-59 Sabins
M Oct 17

 

W Oct 19 Midterm Review
F Oct 21

Midterm

text: Ch 2 p39-44
M Oct 24

Midterm returned, Basics of EMR 2.1 (Atmosphere)
[prelab, Lab 5, MrSid Files]

W Oct 26 Basics of EMR 2.2 (Atmosphere) text: Ch 8
F Oct 28 Thermal Remote Sensing
M Oct 31

NO LECTURE (or Lab) *Holiday (Holloween)

text: Ch 9

W Nov 2

Active Remote Sensing

F Nov 4  
M Nov 7

Intro. To Digital Image Processing (tutorial page, GLCF)
[prelab, Lab 6]

text: Ch 10
reader: p93-110 Scale

W Nov 9 Vegetation and Fire MODIS

text: Ch 11

F Nov 11 NO LECTURE * Holiday (Veteran's Day)
M Nov 14

Remote Sensing of Urban Areas, Land Use Change
[Lab 7]

W Nov 16 Remote Sensing of Fluvial Geomorphology
F Nov 18 AVHRR, Rainfall Modeling
M Nov 21 Remote Sensing of Vegetation (Ch 10)
W Nov 23 NO LECTURE (or Lab)
F Nov 25 NO LECTURE (or Lab) * Holiday (Thanksgiving 11/24-25)
M Nov 28 Remote Sensing of Oceans (Ch 11)
W Nov 30 Advanced Satellites, Sensor & Systems [ Stoney 2005, 1.5MB pdf ]
F Dec 2 Summary & Review [ Richardson 2004, 200KB pdf ] Lab 7 Due
Dec 6 Final Exam 12/6 4-7:00PM
* Dates of lectures, topics to be covered, are approximations and are subject to change in progress of the class.
Grading Lab 30%, Midterm 30%, Final 30%, 10% based on evaluation

* Slides (7 Pages, 290 Images), Hurricane Katrina, UCSB Map & Image Library (MIL)

Remote Sensing Basic Principles
 - Radar [Angkor, Cambodia - Thermal IR [USS Kennedy] - Ultraviolet - Film Types

Scale and Resolution
 - Image Size vs. Resolution - Centimeter, Meter Level Accuracy - ITEK High Resolution Imagery

Additive Color, Color Physics

What is this?

1969 SB Oil Spill, Arroyo Burro Beach, Historical SB

Remote Sensing Glossary, Earth Imaging Glossary

Visible Earth, MODIS, MISR, ASTER, ICESat, EarthObservatory

Goleta Slough, Click to Enlarge!.Campus Close-Up - Click to Enlarge

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