Univ. Bremen
Prof. Dr. A. Bracher
Remote Sensing
(S2, elective, 3 ECTS)
Learning Outcomes:Basics of radiative transfer, spectroscopy, retrieval techniques.
Overview of remote sensing from satellite, ground and airborne platforms in MW, IR and UV-VIS spectral range. Techniques in atmospheric remote sensing, sea ice remote sensing, ocean color remote sensing
Knowledge and Understanding:

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).
PrerequisitesNo formal requirements
ProgramThe course introduces the theoretical background of remote sensing methods (interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter (spectroscopy), radiative transfer, principles of satellite remote sensing).
Mostly passive (thermal emission, backscattered light) but also active (radar used in sea ice) remote sensing techniques and their data analysis (retrievals) are explained. This is illustrated by a large number of examples available and in use in the different research groups in the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP).
Description of how the course is conducted– Contact hours (lecture + exercise): 28 h (2 h x 14 weeks)
– Preparation, learning, exercises: 32 h (3.2 h x 10 weeks)
– Preparation for exam: 30 h
Total working hours: 90 h
Description of the didactic methods
Description of the evaluation methodsWritten exam, Portfolio (series of exercise sheets or as announced by the respective lecturer)
Adopted TextbooksWill be announced in the respective course.
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