REMOTE SENSING METHODS AND APPLICATIONS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To providethebasis of the three dimensional image remote sensing,withstereoscopic and radar methods, for the analysisofsedimentary sequences,tectonic structures and monitoringofgeomorphological elements.
Basic knowledge about the electromagnetic radiation, and knowledge of stratigraphy and tectonics.
Course contents summary
1 – Photographic systems
1.1 –Geometric characteristics:
geometryofthephotogram; stereoscopic geometry; aerial-photosurvey;stereoscopicmodel; geometric stereoscopic model; stereopair orientation;optical model
1.2 – The sensors;
radiometric characteristics; characteristic curve; resolving power.
Spectral and mulrispectral characteristics: film, filters, multispectral cameras
1.3 – Orthophotos.
1.4. – Digital cameras
1.5 - Elements foraerial photos analysis and interpretation(photographictone, texture); analysis and significance ofgeomorphological elements(drainage, selectivity).
1.6 - Laboratory of photointerpretation: stratigraphic sections; tectonic structures.
2 – Radar systems
2.1–Geometryand geometric parameters;types of radar; geometry of theradarimage,interaction with the terraincharacteristics;interpretation.
2.2 - Seminars on application at geologic andgeoenvironmental problems.
T.M. Lillesand and R.W. Kiefer, Remote sensing and image interpretation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1999
B.S. Siegal and A.R. Gillespie – Remote Sensing in Geology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1980
Oral lectures and exercises
Laboratory with written final report
Seminars with final written report
Examinations:Oral examination and discussion about the written reports