A review of the satellite-sensed data products used in research and operational aspects of oceanography and meteorology. Equivalent to GEOG 515.
Petty, G. W., 2004: A First Course in Atmospheric Radiation, Sundog Publishing. Plus handouts and web material.
Longwave radiative transfer: emission and absorption
Applications: Surface temperature, atmospheric temperature sounding, cloud cover, global energy balance
Shortwave radiative transfer: absorption and scattering
Applications: Ocean color, vegetation index, land surface typing, aerosol and cloud droplet size distributions, ozone concentration
Passive microwave remote sensing
Applications: Liquid water content and phase, sea-ice concentration, snow-pack measurements
Active microwave remote sensing
Applications: Scatterometer winds, precipitation, land cover, ice volume
Applications: orbital prediction, data formats and data archives, image filtering, cluster and EOF analysis