GNR 613- Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Characteristics of the atmosphere, satellite platforms and orbits, atmospheric inversion, spectroscopy of atmospheric molecules, absorption and emission of radiation, blackbody emission, radiative transfer equation, polarization, refractive index, reflection and transmission at a plane boundary, particle scattering and extinction, Earth radiation budget, extinction and scattering based passive remote sensing of aerosol, ozone, trace gases, cloud properties, ocean color, sea-surface temperature, vertical profiles of temperature and humidity, limb sounding techniques, remote sensing of atmospheric pollution, estimation of atmospheric parameters by radio occultation methods.

  • Text / References:
  • Marzano, F.S. and Visconti, G. (ed.), Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean from Space: Models, Instruments and Techniques, Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, 2002
  • 2.Lubin, D. and Massom, R. Polar Remote Sensing, Vol. 1 Atmosphere and Oceans, Praxis Publishing, London, 2006
  • 3.. Stephens, G.L., Remote Sensing of the Lower Atmosphere: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford 1994
  • 4.Elachi, C. and Van Zyl, J., Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing, 2nd Edition, Wiley Inter Science, Singapore, 2006