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CE 60400 - Section 01: Remote Sensing of Water Rsrcs (CRN 19955)
Long Title: Remote Sensing of Water Resources

Course Description:
The sustainable management of scarce water resources is among the grand challenges of our time. Yet, observation data are cruelly missing to serve as a basis for quantitative decision making, particularly in developing countries. Satellite data and other remote sensing approaches stand out as promising and cost-effective techniques to characterize water resources at all scales. In this class, students will learn the principles behind the remote sensing of key variables of the global water cycle including precipitation, land use, reservoir storage, topography, crop water use, snow cover, soil moisture and groundwater extraction. The class will include hands-on lab experience, where students will learn how to use powerful computer tools (e.g., Google Earth Engine, R, QGIS, GRASS) to acquire, process, analyze and assimilate remote sensing data to predict policy-relevant water variables. Students will apply these techniques and principles in a semester-long research project. Familiarity with GIS and programming is required for success in the course.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2017
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  Graduate Non-Degree (GD) ,  Graduate (GR)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
College of Engineering (EG)

Course Attributes:
ENST - Energy Studies ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 15 7 8