Earth Observation from Satellites

The course teaches the physical foundation, concepts, and instrumentation associated with active and passive remote sensing.


The course explains the physics related electromagnetic radiation and the interaction between radiation and matter, and explains the basic principles of radiometry, radar measurements, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging. Various applications of Earth observation data are discussed.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instruction
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyPhysics
Teaching placeTromsø
Tagsphysicsscienceearthsatelliteradarradiometrysynthetic aperture radar
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