CE1004 Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications Syllabus

CE1004 REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS 3 0 0 100

OBJECTIVE
At the end of the course the student will posses knowledge of Remote Sensing Techniques and its application in natural resource management.

1. INTRODUCTION 9
Definition – Physics of remote sensing – electromagnetic radiation (EMR) – remote sensing windows – interaction of EMR with atmosphere, earth surface,
soils, water and vegetation – platform and sensors – image interpretations.


2. LAND USE STUDIES 9
Definition of land use – land use / land cover classification – schemes and levels of classification systems with RS data – land use mapping – change detection – urban land use planning, site suitability analysis, transportation planning.

3. WATER RESOURCES 9
Areal assessment of surface water bodies – Capacity survey of water bodies – mapping of snow-covered areas – flood risk zone mapping – identification of groundwater potential zones, recharge areas – droughts, definition, drought assessment and management.

4. AGRICULTURE, SOIL AND FORESTRY 9
Crop inventory mapping – production estimation – command area monitoring – soil mapping – crop stress detection - estimation of soil erosion – forest types and density mapping – forest fire risk zone mapping.

5. EARTH SCIENCE 9
Lithology – lithological mapping – structural mapping – Geomorphology – nature and type of landforms – identification – use of remote sensing data for land slides – targeting mineral resources – Engineering geology and Environmental geology.

TOTAL : 45

REFERENCES
1. Lillesand, T.M and Kicter R.W. Remote Sensing and Image interpretation. John Willey and sons, inc. New York, 2002.
2. Michael Hord, R. Remote sensing methods and application, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1986.
3. Steven, M.D, and Cllark, J.A. Application of Remote sensing in Agriculture, Butterworths, London, 1990.
4. Space Applications Centre. Manual for Forest mapping and Damage detection using satellite data, Report No.IRS-UP/SAC/FMDD/TN/16/90,1990, pp-253.
5. Sabins, F.F.Jr. Remote sensing principles and interpretation, W.H.Freeman & Co., 1978.
6. Manual of Remote Sensing Vol. II. American Society of Photogrammetry
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