PS 153.4: Topics in Environmental Physics Series IV

Course Number and Title: PS 153.4 (Topics in Environmental Physics Series IV)
Date Revised: Oct. 12, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: PS 52, PS 52.1, MA 22

Course Description:
This course examines the physics of remote sensing as a fundamental tool for atmospheric physics. Topics include discussions on electromagnetic waves in free space, interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter, interaction of electromagnetic waves with the Earth's atmosphere, photographic systems, electro-optical systems, passive microwave systems, ranging systems, scattering systems, platforms for remote sensing, and data processing.

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Elachi, C. and Zyl, J. (2006). Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing. USA: Wiley-Interscience.
Jones, H. and Vaughn, R. (2010). Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications. USA: Oxford University Press.
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Rees, W. (2001). Physical Principles of Remote Sensing (2nd ed). USA: Cambridge University Press.
Zdunkowski, W., Trautmann, T. and Bott, A. (2007). Radiation in the Atmosphere: A Course in Theoretical Meteorology. USA: Cambridge University Press.

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