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September 26, 2023


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Introduction to Remote Sensing. Instructor: Prof. Arun K. Saraf, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee. The proposed course provides basic understanding about satellite based Remote Sensing technology.

Presently, remote sensing datasets available from various earth orbiting satellites are being used extensively in various domains including in civil engineering, water resources, earth sciences, transportation engineering, navigation etc. Google Earth has further made access to high spatial resolution remote sensing data available to non-experts with great ease. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – What is satellite based remote sensing? Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Development of remote sensing technology and advantages Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Different platforms of remote sensing Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Electromagnetic spectrum, solar reflection and thermal emission Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Interaction of EM radiation with atmosphere including atmospheric scattering, … Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Interaction mechanism of EM radiation with ground and spectral response curve Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Principles of image interpretation Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Multispectral scanners and imaging devices Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Salient characteristics of Landsat, IRS, Cartosat, Resourcesat sensors Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Image characteristics and different resolutions in remote sensing Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Image interpretation of different geological landforms, rock types and structures Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Remote sensing integration with GIS and GPS Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Geo-referencing technique Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Basic image enhancement techniques Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Spatial filtering, band ratio and principal component analysis techniques Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Image classification techniques Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – InSAR techniques in its applications Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Hyperspectral remote sensing Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Integrated applications of RS and GIS in groundwater studies Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Limitations of remote sensing techniques Unlimited

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