Notes

Lectures will be a combination of Powerpoint presentations and whiteboard derivations. In most cases, Powerpoint slides will be posted here as PDF files after the class.
In-class handouts will also typically be posted here.

These summaries and notes are not a substitute for attending lectures!

Class Notes
8/21/2017 – [No class - Go watch the Great American Solar Eclipse!]
8/23/2017 – Lecture 1 (Course overview; sample of remote sensing applications Part 1)
8/25/2017 – Lecture 2 (Intro to remote sensing; sample of remote sensing applications Part 2)

8/28/2017 – Lecture 3 (Electromagnetic waves, photon energy)
8/30/2017 – Lecture 4 (Spectral windows, blackbody radiation, emissivity, Kirchhoff’s law, solid angle)
9/1/2017 – Lecture 5 (Dielectric constants, dispersion, refraction, Fresnel’s law, scattering)

9/4/2017 – [No class - Labor Day Holiday]
9/6/2017 – Lecture 6 (Beer’s law; camera spec case study)
9/8/2017 – Lecture 7 (Camera performance specifications, imaging modes, detectors, field of view and resolution)

9/11/2017 – [No class - GT closed during Hurricane Irma]
9/13/2017 – In-class work on Lab 2
9/15/2017 – Lecture 8 (Camera performance specifications Part 2, CCD imaging)

9/18/2017 – In-class work on Lab 2
9/20/2017 – Lecture 9 (Visible/near-IR reflectance spectroscopy: electronic absorptions, H2O vibrations - Gabe Eggers)
9/22/2017 – Spectrometer demo – Gabe Eggers

9/25/2017 – Lecture 10 (CCD imaging Part 2)
9/27/2017 – Lecture 11 (CCD imaging Part 3; more on H2O vibrational absorptions)
9/29/2017 – Lecture 12 (Sulfate/carbonate/organic vibrations, vegetation)

10/2/2017 – Lecture 13 (VNIR reflectance: vegetation, multi- vs. hyperspectral)
10/4/2017 – In-class work on Lab 3
10/6/2017 – Lecture 14 (Dispersive elements in spectroscopy, including diffraction gratings)

10/9/2017 – [No class - Fall Break]
10/11/2017 – Lecture 15 (Data analysis sequence, atmospheric correction, spectral polishing)
10/13/2017 – Lecture 16 (Continuous spectral mapping, spectral classification, principal components analysis, decorrelation stretches)

10/16/2017 – Lecture 17 (Thermal infrared spectroscopy: temperature and emissivity from thermal radiance)
10/18/2017 – In-class work on Lab 4
10/20/2017 – Lecture 18 (Thermal inertia and albedo)

10/23/2017 – Midterm Exam
10/25/2017 – In-class work on Lab 4
10/27/2017 – Lecture 19 (Thermal inertia Part 2)

10/30/2017 – Lecture 20 (Intro to Radar)
11/1/2017 – Lecture 21 (Radar: effects of slopes, roughness, and dielectric properties)
11/3/2017 – Lecture 22 (Radar: polarimetry; planetary examples)

11/6/2017 – Lecture 23 (Radar and lidar: planetary examples)
11/8/2017 – Lecture 24 (NEAR Laser Rangefinder; Photoclinometry; Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)
11/10/2017 – Lecture 25 (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy)

11/13/2017 – Lecture 26 (Intro to gamma spectroscopy)
11/15/2017 – In-class work on Lab 6
11/17/2017 – Lecture 27 (Gamma and neutron spectroscopy)