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Earth and Space Sciences 421: Introduction to Remote Sensing

Earth and Space Sciences 421 is designed to introduce upper class and graduate students to the physical principles underlying spectral remote sensing as applied to the study of the land surface of the Earth, Moon and terrestrial planets. Remote sensing at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, thermal infrared, and radar are covered. The class includes a computer lab applying processing techniques to images, and critical evaluation of selected professional articles on remote sensing applications.

 Class Information, Labs and Documents

Here is an example of the type of images that are used in the class. This is a pseudo-color view of Mount Rainier taken by the ASTER instrument flying aboard the Terra spacecraft.

    W. M. Keck Remote Sensing and Planetary Sciences Laboratory
    Department of Earth and Space Sciences
    University of Washington

    Box 351310   
    Seattle, WA  98195