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Remote sensing

Course Code :2001WETTDT
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:40
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Roeland Samson
Frank Veroustraete

3. Course contents *

I. Basic principles remote sensing:
(Electromagnetic spectrum, atmospheric windows, interaction of radiation with vegetation)

II. Sensor techniques and types, satellite platforms, airborne observation:
(Overview of sensors, platforms and spatial resolution)

III. Satellite image treatment: geometric correction and map projections,
atmospheric correction, modelling radiaton transfer and bi-directional reflectance

IV. Image interpretation and post-treatment: spectral information, geometric resolution,
radiometry, reduction of image information (histograms, classification))

V. The remote sensing production chain:
(Excursion: visit to an image treatment centre)


Remote sensing applications

Casus 1: Field techniques and product validation: Field sensors,

          determination of biophysical variabels (LAI, fAPAR, degree of vegetation coverage, ...)
Casus 2: Remote sensing applications in relation to climate change
         (estimation of carbon fluxes and balances)
Casus 3: Hydrological applications 
         (evapotranspiration and soil water estimates)
Casus 4: Estimating biodiversity by means of hyperspectrale remote sensing

         (Classification of coastal vegetation)
Casus 5: Application of remote sensing in marine environments (radiation transfer
         in water, chlorophyll concentration, total suspended matter,...)