BIO 460 — Environmental Remote Sensing

(Same as EVS 460)

Semester hours: 4 (3R, 3L)   Offered: II    Instructor: Schalles

This course is an introduction to the techniques of observing the Earth from air- and space-bourne instruments. We will cover the basic issues of geometry and scale associated with making these instrument measurements, electromagnetic properties of Earth surface metals, the range of instruments used to observe the Earth, and applications of satellite remote sensing to geological and environmental materials. The course will involve an independent research project utilizing remote sensing data and software.

Prerequisites: P: BIO 201, 202, 205 & 206; or ATS/EVS 113 & 114

Satisfies: Lab requirement, Population/Ecology/Evolution requirement