This course introduces the principles lying behind remote sensing of water, concentrating on water quality. Main objective of the course is to gain a basic and practical understanding, and linkages of remote sensing concepts with and coastal, estuarine, and inland water bodies. The major focus remains on practical knowledge over theories to learn how remote sensing tools and methods work. A variety of tools and techniques for real applications will be introduced through explained tutorials, including image interpretation, image enhancement, atmospheric corrections, band ratio, extraction of optically active constituents, and time series analysis. Participants will gain experience to download, handle and analyse data from variety of earth observation sources.
The students on the completion of this course would be able to:
1. Understanding of the interactions of radiation with the earth’s water surface and atmosphere.
2. Understanding and applying best practices for advanced atmospheric correction and extraction of optical properties of water.
3. Understanding and basic interpretation skills, the strengths and limitations of remotes sensing-derived water quality and quantity products.
Prerequisite: None but the AT7603 Remote Sensing is preferable