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SOIL&WAT 7008 - Remote Sensing

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3520
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Incompatible: SOIL&WAT 3010
Assessment: Practical exercises, written assignments and exam
Syllabus:

Remote sensing interprets image-based information gathered by space and airborne platforms using a wide range of sensors. This course examines the principles and application of remote sensing to a range of disciplines. Principles include the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the Earth's atmosphere and surface, spectral characteristics of earth surface materials, and the nature of imagery collected by a variety of earth-observation sensors. We discuss the use of spectral data to identify and characterise objects (minerals, soils, vegetation, water), produce thematic maps and monitor changes over time. The nature and application of specialised forms of remote sensing including gamma radiometry, hyperspectral, radar and thermal imagery are also considered. These data are relevant to a wide range of applications including geology, environmental and agricultural science. Information is extracted using digital image processing: correction, enhancement and classification of the digital data and its integration with geographic information systems and field data. Practicals use specialist image analysis software to give hands-on experience with the basics of digital image processing and application to specific projects.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3520 Mon 10/08/2015 Mon 31/08/2015 Fri 18/09/2015 Fri 30/10/2015


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20442 LE01 2 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Benham Labs, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Benham Labs, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Benham Labs, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Benham Labs, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23474 PR01 2 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 5pm Johnson Labs, 111, Computer Suite
28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 5pm Mawson Labs, G12, Computer Suite 1
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 5pm Johnson Labs, 111, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 5pm Mawson Labs, G12, Computer Suite 1