Univ. Bremen
Prof. A. Bracher
Remote Sensing
(S2, elective, 3 ECTS)
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Applying Knowledge and Understanding:Participants are able to discuss remote sensors which make use of the electromagnetic spectrum over the wavelength range extending from 30 cm (microwaves) to 0.3 µm (ultraviolet).
PrerequisitesBasic courses in Space Sciences and Technologies and in environmental Physics
ProgramThe course will introduce the theoretical background like interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter (spectroscopy), radiative transfer and data processing. Also the different measuring techniques will be discussed in quite some detail, this includes sensors measuring thermal emission, instruments detecting backscattered light, and active techniques based on the RADAR principle. The course content will be illustrated by a large number of examples available and in use in the different research groups in the institute of Environmental Physics, covering the atmosphere, ice and ocean
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