This topic introduces students to the theory and application of remote sensing to a wide range of disciplines. Topic material includes the nature of electromagnetic radiation, its interaction with the atmosphere and Earth surface features; sensors and data sources; the treatment of distortion in remotely sensed imagery, image classification and classification accuracy assessment. Professional image processing software is used to provide students with hands-on experience of a range of digital image analysis techniques that are used to extract useful Earth resource information from satellite data.
This topic aims to educate students in the theory and application of remote sensing, with an emphasis on satellite remote sensing. Students will gain experience in the use of remote sensing software and data that will be applicable to a range of areas such as Archaeology, Biodiversity Conservation, Earth Sciences, Geography and Environmental Monitoring and Mapping.