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: Maya Becker; m3becker@ucsd.edu

4 Units 
Lecture: TuTh 11:00a–12:20p, in IGPP 4301
Lab: TuTh 12:30–1:50p in Eckart Computer Lab (Eckart 225); F 2:00–3:20p in MESOM 108
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
Review MATLAB or PYTHON



02APR

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

Rees 1.1-1.4
Appendix

 

 Sandwell

 Fricker

04APR

Platforms and orbits
Use of color in RS

Rees 10.1-10.4
notes on orbits

HW1


  Sandwell

 LAB 1
Matlab basics, plotting



09APR
Electromagnetic radiation, polarization
Rees 2.1-2.2
EM Summary


  Fricker

11APR
GPS and the Ionosphere
Fourier transform introduction
Rees 2.3

HW2

  Sandwell

 LAB 2 1-D and 2-D Fourier transforms




16APR

Thermal radiation Rees. 2.5-2.6
notes on radiation


  Fricker

18APR Spectra and fourier transforms
Diffraction 
Rees. 2.7
notes on fourier
HW3


  Sandwell

 LAB 3  Data Types
 






23APR
Propagation, dispersion, and scattering

Rees 3.1, 3.3, 3.5
 

 Fricker

25APR Image processing - 1 Rees 11.1-11.2
notes1

HW4

 Sandwell

 LAB 4 Google Earth



30 APR
Image Processing - 2
Optics, stereo

Rees 5.1-5.3
convolution.m

 HW5


  Sandwell


02MAY
Image classification
Machine learning

Rees 11.3-11.4
classification demo


  Sandwell

 LAB 5   Image Processing


07MAY


Review and go over HW 1-5
Practice Midterm



Term Paper - Part 1 Due
(grad students)

 Fricker

09MAY
Midterm

Bring:  1-page/1-side "cheat sheet" and calculator

 Fricker

NO LAB





14MAY Passive microwave systems and applications
Rees 7.1-7.4
notes1  notes2

 

 Fricker

 
 16MAY
 
Radar and laser altimetry
 
Rees  8.1 - 8.3
 notes

  HW6


  Fricker

  LAB 6  Image Classification


21MAY Scattering and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Rees 9.1 - 9.3

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

Sandwell
(see left notes)

23MAY Radar Interferometry
Rees 9.4-9.5
InSAR Theory
(not on final exam)
HW7 - Due June 6
KMZ-helper

Sandwell
(see left notes)

 LAB 7 Laser and Radar Altimetry


28MAY Earthquakes and Volcanoes




Xu

30MAY
Remote sensing of the cryosphere:


Becker/Fricker

 LAB 8  Radar Interferometry   (optional lab)


04JUN
Grad. Student Presentations

Yao Yu
Hannah Peterson
Allison Ho

06JUN
Grad. Student Presentations
Review for Final Exam
LAST DAY TO TURN IN ALL HOMEWORK AND LABS
Ryley Hill
Elizabeth Duran
Philipp Arndt
11JUN
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.

Bring:  1-page/1-side "cheat sheet" and  calculator
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.