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Teaching - Satellite Remote Sensing II - ATS 770


This course is designed to provide "hands-on" experience in Satellite Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and the Earth's surface. This course is a sequel to ATS 670. In ATS770, we will discuss geophysical retrievals using satellite imagery and radiative transfer models. The course is designed to provide a hands-on approach to satellite retrievals such as aerosol and cloud properties, land and ocean features, culminating in radiation budget of the earth-atmosphere system.

This course is designed to emulate actual research with a series of projects, student led presentations, written reports and discussions.

This web page is the launching point for this semester. Make sure that you check this web page periodically for up-to-date information. The information on these web pages changes almost on a daily basis during the semester that the class is being taught.

Prerequisites for class: ATS 670

Tools that you will use

1. Discrete ordinate Radiative Transfer Model - SBDART

2. Four stream radiative transfer model
Reference : Fu, Q.; Liou, K.-N (1993). "Parameterization of the radiative properties of cirrus clouds.". J. Atmos. Sci. 50: 2008–2025

3. MODIS data

4. MISR data
useful set of slides are here : PDF file

(image at top): Pollution Monitoring from Space