Objectives and Content
The aim of this course is to give the students a broad knowledge of different remote sensing techniques in meteorology and oceanography, with special focus on satellite measurements.
An introduction is given on how measurement of electromagnetic radiation is used to quantify ocean surface and sea ice variables and different meteorological parameters in the atmosphere. Fundamental theory for such quantitative measurements is given, with special emphasis on the interaction of the electromagnetic radiation and the surface, and problems with the radiative transfer of the signals through the atmosphere. In addition to a focus on the differences between measurements of surface conditions and the atmospheric profiles, it is focused on the different spectral regions that are used to measure different meteorological and oceanographic parameters.
After finishing the course, the student should be able to:
- discuss remote sensing techniques used for meteorology and oceanography, including characterization of strengths and limitations of the techniques
- identify problems regarding the transfer of electromagnetic radiation through the atmosphere as well as having good knowledge on the interaction of the electromagnetic radiation and the surface
- explain the differences between measurements of surface properties and measurements of profiles of different meteorological parameters in the atmosphere
- identify which spectral regions that can be used to measure the different meteorological and oceanographic parameters and explain why
Required Previous Knowledge
Forms of Assessment
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline