Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) - Environmental Remote Sensing ERTH 4530   Environmental Remote Sensing
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the role of remote sensing as a technique provide environmental and geologic information. Particular emphasis will be placed on examining the potential and limitations of remote sensing methods and data in this context. The lectures discuss the fundamentals of remote sensing with an emphasis on optical multispectral satellite systems. In the lab, students use computerized techniques of digital image enhancement and thematic information extraction to process images derived from a range of remote-sensing systems. The integration of remote-sensing information with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is stressed in both the labs and lectures.
NOTES: This course is not offered every year. Please consult department in the spring for further information.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK: 3
LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: ERTH 3500.03, GEOG 3500.03, ENVS 3500.03 or ERTH 5600.03 or SCIE 3600.03
CROSS-LISTING: GEOG 4530.03, ERTH 5530.03