Number of Credit Hours: 4
Cross-listings: PLAS 419, GEOG 419, GEOL 419, NRES 420, GEOG 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820
Prerequisites: GEOG 418/NRES 418 recommended
Description: Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.
Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives
- Students will understand the basic remote sensing principles that guide the development and use of multispectral image data for monitoring the terrestrial environment.
- Students will learn and apply common digital image preprocessing and analysis techniques used in remote sensing applications.
- Students will develop an understanding of the range of applications for digital image data in agriculture and natural resources in such as land use/land cover classification, vegetation/crop assessments, surface water monitoring, and other environmental monitoring activities.
- Students will gain an understanding and acquire experience in developing practical solutions to acquire agricultural- and natural resource-related information from digital image data.
- Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.