AOSC 624
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AOSC 624 - Remote Sensing of Surface Climate
PREREQUISITES:

  • MATH 240 - Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MATH 241 - Calculus III
  • AOSC 400 - The Atmosphere

DESCRIPTION:

The theory and principles of remote sensing as applicable to earth observing satellites. Discussed will be current methods to interpret satellite observations into useful climate parameters. Emphasis will be placed on parameters that provide information about the climate close to the earth surface, and that can be inferred on regional to global scales. Examples are: surface temperature and reflectivity, radiation budgets, soil moisture, and vegetation cover.