Remote Sensing   (RMTS)

Faculty of Arts and Science

Remote Sensing 4650

Physics of Remote Sensing

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theoretical and applied treatment of the physical principles of remote sensing. Composition and structure of the earth's atmosphere, radiative transfer principles and their application to remote sensing, radiometric processing, calibration and validation, hyperspectral image processing, absorption line formation and lineshapes, instrumentation for measuring radiation fields, microwave and radar remote sensing, and the retrieval of physical parameters. Selected topics in earth observation and astronomy.

Prerequisite(s):Geography 3720

Equivalent:Physics 4650 (prior to 2016/2017)

Lib Ed Req:Science

Remote Sensing 4995

Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.00

Contact hours per week: Variable

This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct fieldwork, text, library-based or empirical research, submit a report in the form of an Undergraduate Thesis which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the work. In consultation with their Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research problem and formulate a research plan.

Prerequisite(s):Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) AND
A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher

Note:Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.