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Course Objective: This course focuses on satellite image access and visualization. It does not cover the use of any image processing software for image analysis, which may be taught in future courses.
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
Examples of satellites, sensors for Natural Resource Management
Week 2: Overview of Land Cover Mapping
Landsat and MODIS: existing land cover products and overview of processing methods (NDVI, Gap Analysis, Landfire, etc.)
Examples of Data Applications: Wildfire and air quality, Site suitability, phenology?
Week 3: Overview of Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration
Satellite, Sensors, and Models for these Data
Examples of Data Applications: Irrigation Management, Agricultural Mapping
Week 4: Overview of Change Detection
Landsat and MODIS: existing change detection products and overview of processing methods
Examples of Data Applications: Forest disturbance, urban expansion
Week 5: Overview of Web-tools for Data Access (with live demos)
Importing Data into GIS