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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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GEOG 461 - Remote Sensing of the Environment

Units: 3
Remote sensing applications for Earth resource management. Focus on space-borne Earth observation systems sensing at the near-infrared, thermal-infrared, and microwave spectrums; basic principles and strategies of digital image enhancement, classification, and interpretation.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: GEOG 462.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe the physical properties of electro-magnetic radiation and the concept of spectral signature in remote sensing.
  2. Identify the different types of Earth resource satellite systems around the world and remote sensing data sources available for environmental applications.
  3. Articulate the characteristics and significance of reflected and thermal infrared remote sensing in land-use mapping and atmospheric monitoring.
  4. Describe the fundamentals of active microwave remote sensing.

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