Course Code: 5640431
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Academic Staff Dr. ARDA ARCASOY
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objectives of this course are to provide the fundamental knowledge of: 1. the history, development and the concept of remote sensing and Earth observation 2. basics of Electro-magnetic spectrum and energy-matter interactions in the atmosphere and with the terrain 3. orbits, sensors and platforms, satellite image content, handling remote sensing data 4. remote sensing products and their usage in Earth observation applications

Course Content

Overview and history of remote sensing and earth observation. Application of electromagnetic radiation principles to remote sensing. Interactions of energy-matter in atmosphere and earth surface. Sensors and platforms. Available satellite systems for earth observation.Future trends.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able: 1. to describe and explain the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and how it has been utilized in earth observation; 2. to have information about the technological current state of different sensors and platforms 3. to plan which sensor to be used in their project