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Modern RS and datastreams provide the synoptic, time-sequential views of the Earth that these research activities require. I propose here to offer a comprehensive course of instruction through which both science students as well as students in related disciplines in other departments at IUSS may benefit from the intellectual activity and technological resources currently available. 

Global Assessment and Monitoring Using Remote Sensing

Programma

Modern RS and datastreams provide the synoptic, time-sequential views of the Earth that these research activities require. I propose here to offer a comprehensive course of instruction through which both science students as well as students in related disciplines in other departments at IUSS may benefit from the intellectual activity and technological resources currently available. The basis of this program would be a course in Remote Sensing (RS) theory and application. I envision a highly interactive environment in which students will be taught the technical basis for RS and then be introduced to a wide range of applications employing the data and methodologies currently available. The course will be focusing finally on main research and life questions like Climate Change or CO2 monitoring that rely on an understanding of natural and anthropogenic phenomena on different spatial scales. For this reason, the approach would be to provide a firm background in the scientific principles of RS also to considering the more far-reaching applications related to social and economic issues that may benefit from a more global perspective.

An important aspect of this course would be a strong interconnection among classroom instruction and informal discussion.

Introduction:

1. Motivation & Applications of Remote Sensing: Introduction to image processing

How Remote Sensing Works:
Physics of Remote Sensing
 2. Physics of Electro Magnetic Radiation
Active & Passive Source Systems
Basic Concepts of Image Processing and Analysis
3. Satellites & Orbital Dynamics
Satellite missions, Agencies & Data Availability
Projections, Image Geolocation, Warping
4.Sensors and Imaging Systems
Spatial & Spectral Resolution of various Sensors

Image Processing & Analysis of Remotely Sensed Information
5. Resolution, Sampling and Contrast Enhancement
Contrast Enhancement, Stretching, Filtering
6. Transformations & Principal Component Analysis
Spectral Transformations & Principal Component Analysis
7.Image classification & Information Extraction
Supervised & Unsupervised Classification

Selected Applications of Remote Sensing:
Observations of Natural Systems
8. Physical Oceanographic Applications of Satellite Altimetry
Sea Surface Temperature, Elevation & Ocean Circulation
9.Geomorphology & Erosion Dynamics from Synthetic Aperature Radar
Hydrologic Modeling with Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
10. Marine Biological Productivity & Pollution Monitoring
Ocean Circulation and Coastal Productivity
11. Climate Change Detection and C02 Assessment
Data assimilation and modelling

Andrea Taramelli

Professore Associato di Geografia fisica e Geomorfologia

Classe: Scienze tecnologie e Società

Ambito: Scienze e Tecnologie

Semestre: Semestre II