Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation & Analysis

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Table of Contents



Overview and Use of this Remote Sensing Tutorial on the Internet

Introduction to Remote Sensing: Historical and Technical Perspectives

Section 1: Image Processing and Interpretation - Morro Bay, California

Section 2: Geologic Applications I - Stratigraphy & Structure

Section 3: Vegetation Applications - Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecology

Section 4: Urban and Land Use Applications - From Los Angeles to Paris

Section 5: Geologic Applications II - Mineral & Petroleum Exploration

Section 6: Flight Across the United States - Boston to Denver to San Francisco

Section 7: Regional Studies - Use of Mosaics from Landsat

Section 8: Radar and Microwave Remote Sensing

Section 9: The Warm Earth - Thermal Remote Sensing

Section 10: Aerial Photography as Primary & Ancillary Data Sources

Section 11: The Earth's Surface in 3D - Stereo Systems and Topographic Mapping

Section 12: The Human Remote Senser in Space - Astronaut Photography

Section 13: Collecting Data at the Surface - Ground Truth; Imaging Spectroscopy

Section 14: The Water Planet - Meteorological, Oceanographic and Hydrologic Applications of Remote Sensing

Section 15: Geographic Information Systems - The GIS Approach to Decision Making

Maps and Attributes
Data Elements and Models
GIS Defined
A GIS Case Study in Africa
Conducting a GIS Analysis
The PP&L Siting Problem

Section 16: Earth Systems Science - Mission to Planet Earth and the EOS Program

Section 17: Use of Remote Sensing in Basic Science Studies I - Mega-Geomorphology

Section 18: Basic Science II: Impact Cratering

Distribution of Craters
Cratering Mechanics
Crater Morphology
Shock Metamorphism
Remote Sensing of Craters

Section 19: Planetary Remote Sensing - The Exploration of Extraterrestrial Bodies

Section 20: Remote Sensing into the 21st Century


Appendix 1 - Interactive Image Processing

The Nature of Satellite Digital Data
Image Processing
Introduction to PIT
Installing PIT from the Internet
Installing PIT from the CD-ROM
General Overview of PIT
Displaying Images
Histograms and Scatter Plots
Ratioing and Principal Components
Unsupervised Classifications
Supervised Classifications

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