Course Code: EST 302

Course Title : Environmental monitoring and Remote Sensing Systems

Weekly Class and Application Hours:3-0

Short Course Description: Specific topics include relationships of landscape morphology and water typology, hydrological cycle, interaction of groundwater and surface water, rainfall-runoff relationships in catchments. Use of such measurements in environmental modelling. Remotesensing images by air planes and satellites in the optical, thermal infrared as well as in the microwave (radar) region provide information fromsmall to large scales at different time and places of type of land use, evapotranspiration, soil moisture and the like. As such it is an excellentmethod to scale the information from point scale up to the regional scale. Principles and methods for designing, building and testing systems tosense the environment. Monitoring the atmosphere, water bodies and boundary interfaces between the two. Sensor systems for monitoring heatand mass flows, chemicals, and biota. Measurements of velocity, temperature, flux and concentration in the field. The class will involve planningand execution of a study to sense a local environmental system.

Textbook and Supplementary Books::

  1. Real-Time Environmental Monitoring: Sensors and Systems By: Miguel F. Acevedo

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory