SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING – SIO 135/SIO 236
(http://topex.ucsd.edu/rs)


David Sandwell; 1102 IGPP; dsandwell@ucsd.edu
Helen Fricker; 202 MESOM; hafricker@ucsd.edu

TA: Hugh Harper; huharper@ucsd.edu

4 Units 
Lecture: TuTh 11:00a–12:20p, in Zoom or  IGPP 4301
Lab: TuTh 12:30–1:50p in Zoom or Eckart Computer Lab (Eckart 225); F 2:00–3:20p in Zoom
Eckart lab access and rules

Office Hours:   by appointment, send e-mail

Grades: undergrad HW/Labs (50%), Midterm (20%), Final (30%)
                 grad HW/Labs (50%), Midterm (20%), Final (1%), Term Paper (29%)

Late HW/Labs: 20% reduction first day and 10% second + days. Very late is still worth up to 70%



SYLLABUS
Date Topic Reading Homework Lecturer
  LAB 0
Download and install MATLAB
Installation instructions


31MAR

Introduction to course,  labs, term papers
Overview of remote sensing

Rees 1.1-1.4
Appendix

 

 


02APR

Platforms and orbits
Use of color in RS

Rees 10.1-10.4
notes on orbits

HW1


 

 LAB 1
MATLAB basics, plotting



07APR
Electromagnetic radiation, polarization
Rees 2.1-2.2
EM Summary


 

09APR
GPS and the Ionosphere
Fourier transform introduction
Rees 2.3

HW2

 

 LAB 2 1-D and 2-D Fourier transforms




14APR

Thermal radiation Rees. 2.5-2.6
notes on radiation


 

16APR Spectra and Fourier transforms
Diffraction 
Rees. 2.7
notes on fourier
HW3


 

 LAB 3  Data Types
 






21APR
Propagation, dispersion, and scattering

Rees 3.1, 3.3, 3.5
 

 

23APR Image processing - 1 Rees 11.1-11.2
notes1

HW4

 

 LAB 4 Google Earth



28APR
Image Processing - 2
Optics, stereo

Rees 5.1-5.3
convolution.m

 HW5


 


30APR
Image classification
Machine learning

Rees 11.3-11.4
classification demo


 

 LAB 5   Image Processing


05MAY


Review and go over HW 1-5
Practice Midterm



Term Paper - Part 1 Due
(grad students)

 

07MAY
Midterm



 

NO LAB





12MAY Passive microwave systems and applications
Rees 7.1-7.4
notes1  notes2

 

 

 
 14MAY
 
Radar and laser altimetry
 
Rees  8.1 - 8.3
 notes

  HW6


  

  LAB 6  Image Classification


19MAY Scattering and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Rees 9.1 - 9.3

Image Classification
Scatterometry
SAR Theory
Term Paper - Part 2 Due
(grad students)


21MAY Radar Interferometry
Rees 9.4-9.5
InSAR Theory
(not on final exam)
HW7 - Due June 6
KMZ-helper


 LAB 7 Laser and Radar Altimetry


26MAY Earthquakes and Volcanoes




28MAY
Remote sensing of the cryosphere:



 LAB 8  Radar Interferometry   (optional lab)


02JUN
Grad. Student Presentations


04JUN
Grad. Student Presentations
Review for Final Exam
LAST DAY TO TURN IN ALL HOMEWORK AND LABS

09JUN
Final Exam
11:30 - 1:30 PM
The final exam will include questions from the graduate student presentations.  The exam will have questions from the entire course.

Term Paper - Part 3 Due (grad students)

SIO 236 REQUIRED TEXT:

Rees, W. G. TITLE Physical principles of remote sensing SECOND OR THIRD EDITION, Cambridge University Press, 2013., 440 p.,  ISBN 978-0-521-18116-7 (Paperback)

WEB MATERIAL:

Textbook web site
Solutions to Chapter Problems

NASA Missions
NASA Science

OTHER TEXT BOOKS:

Massom, R., D. Lubin, Polar Remote Sensing, V II: Ice Sheets, Springer Verlag, 426 pp., 2006.

King, M. D., C. L. Parkinson, K. C. Partington, and R. G. Williams, TITLE Our Changing Planet: The View From Space, PUBLISHED Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 390 pp. ISBN 9780521828703, 2007.

Figures from Changing Planet: The View From Space.

Elachi, Charles TITLE Introduction to the physics and techniques of remote sensing /Charles Elachi. PUBLISHED New York : Wiley, c1987. DESCRIPTION xvii, 413 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. SERIES Wiley series in remote sensing. NOTE "A Wiley-Interscience publication." Includes bibliographies and index. ISBN 0471848107.

Stewart, Robert H. TITLE Methods of satellite oceanography / Robert H. Stewart. PUBLISHED Berkeley : University of California Press, c1985. DESCRIPTION viii, 360 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm. SERIES Scripps studies in earth and ocean sciences. 1. NOTE Includes index. Bibliography: p. [329]-351. ISBN 0520042263. SUBJECT Astronautics in oceanography.

Gonzalez, Rafael C.  TITLE Digital Image processing using MATLAB / Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods, Steven L. Eddins.  Upper Saddle River, N. J. : Pearson Prentice Hall,  c2004.  UCB   Engin       TA1632 .G66 2004

Gonzalez, Rafael C. TITLE Digital image processing / Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard C. Woods. PUBLISHED Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1992. DESCRIPTION xvi, 716 p.. [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. NOTE Includes bibliographical references (p. 683-703) and index. ISBN 0201508036. SUBJECT Image processing --Digital techniques. AUTHOR Woods, Richard C.

Richards, J. A. (John Alan), 1945- TITLE Remote sensing digital image analysis : an introduction / John A. Richards. EDITION 2nd rev. and enlarged ed. PUBLISHED Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, c1993. DESCRIPTION xx, 340 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. NOTE Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 3540548408 (Berlin : acid-free paper) 0387548408 (New York : acid-free paper) SUBJECT Remote sensing.