SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2003

Date

Lecture/Lab

Topic

Required reading

Jan 13

Lecture 1.

Logistic: Goals and structure of the course

 

Jan 15

Lecture 2.

Basics of remote sensing: introductory survey

G 1.1, 1.7, p.395-398, 426-427

Jan 17

Lab 1.

Learn about major NASA and NOAA satellite projects

 

Jan 20

HOLIDAY: no class

Jan 22

Lecture 3.

The nature of electromagnetic radiation. Polarization. Stokesí parameters

G 2.1-2.4

Jan 24

Lab 2.

Electromagnetic radiation

Jan 27

Lecture 4.

Radiation law. Blackbody emission. Brightness temperature. Sun as an energy source.

G 2.5

Jan 29

Lecture 5.

Emission and reflection from the ocean and land surfaces

G 4.4; p. 177-183

Jan 31

Lab 3.

Planck function and emission from the surfaces. Sea-ice detection.

 

Feb 3

Lecture 6.

The composition and structure of the atmosphere. Atmospheric gases

G 1.3-1.5, 3.2.1

Feb 5

Lecture 7.

Absorption/emission by atmospheric gases and effects on remote sensing

G 3.1-3.5

Feb 7

Lab 4.

Absorption by gases

 

Feb 10

Lecture 8.

Properties of atmospheric aerosols and clouds

G 1.6, 4.3

Feb 12

Lecture 9.

Rayleigh scattering. Scattering/absorption by aerosols and clouds

G 5.1-5.7

Feb 14

Lab 5.

Retrieval of aerosol optical properties from sunphotometer observations: AERONET and aircraft measurements

G 6.1

Feb 17

Lecture 10.

Principles passive remote sensing using extinction and scattering. Scattering as a source of radiation. Multiple scattering. Applications.

G 6.3, 6.4, 6.6

Feb 19

Lecture 11.

Applications of passive remote sensing using extinction and scattering: Remote sensing of ozone in the UV region

G 6.2, 6.5

Feb 21

Lab 6.

Ozone retrievals from TOMS and ground-based observations

 

Feb 24

Lecture 12.

Applications of passive remote sensing using extinction and scattering: Ocean color

G 6.3

Feb 26

Lecture 13.

EXAM I

 

Feb 28

Lab 7.

Ocean color characterization

 

Mar 3

Lecture 14.

Principles of passive remote sensing using emission. Radiative transfer with emission. Measurements of precipitable water vapor

G 7.1, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

Mar 5

Lecture 15.

Applications of passive remote sensing using emission: Remote sensing of sea surface temperature (SST)

G 7.2, 4.5.1

Mar 7

Lab 8.

Retrievals of SST

 

Mar 10

Lecture 16.

Applications of passive remote sensing using emission: Sensing of precipitation

G 7.4

Mar 12

Lecture 17.

Applications of passive remote sensing using emission: Sensing of clouds

G 7.6

Mar 14

Lab 9.

ISCCP project. Cloud detection and analysis

 

Mar 17

Lecture 18.

Principles of sounding by emission. Sounding of the temperature profile

G 7.5,

Mar 19

Lecture 19.

Sounding of trace gases and air pollution

G 7.5.4, 7.7

Mar 21

Lab 10.

Remote atmospheric sounding

 

SPRING BREAK

Mar 31

Lecture 20.

Principles of active remote sensing: Radars

G 8.1, 8.2.1,

Apr 2

Lecture 21.

Applications of radars: Sensing of clouds and precipitation

G 8.2.2,8.2.3, 8.3

Apr 4

Lab 11

Analysis of radar sensing

 

Apr 7

Lecture 22.

Principles of active remote sensing: Lidars

G 8.4.1, 8.4.2

Apr 9

Lecture 23.

Applications of lidars: Sensing of aerosols and clouds

G 8.4.3, 8.4.4

Apr 11

Lab 12.

Analysis of lidar sensing

 

Apr 14

Lecture 24.

Applications of the synthetic aperture radar: Sea ice mapping

 

Apr 16

Lecture 25.

Applications of the Doppler radar: Measurements of winds

G 8.6, 8.7, 8.8

Apr 18

Lab 13.

Analysis of lidar sensing

 

Apr 21

Lecture 26.

Studentsí project presentation

 

Apr 23

Lecture 27.

Studentsí project presentation

 

Apr 25

Lab 14.

Studentsí project presentation

 

Apr 28

Lecture 28.

Review

 

Apr 30

Lecture 29.

EXAM II