Land Surface Dynamics

04-GEO-APP1

Lecturer

Claudia Kuenzer
Christopher Conrad

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

In this seminar we cover most aspects of remote sensing based assessment of Land Surface Dynamics. Topics such as snow cover dynamics, water body dynamics, forest cover and further vegetation dynamics, urbanization dynamics, coastal dynamics, or dynamics of geophysical parameters such as land surface temperature or selected indices will be addressed. In this contexs we look at opportunities arising from optical-, multi-spectral- and radar sensors, as well as thermal imagery. Data availability and access, as well as typical software tools for the handling of multispectral data or time series analyses will be addressed as well. The course will consist of a theoretical part and a practical part, where the theory consists of a seminar ( written seimnar and presentation on a topic to be chosen from a list of available topics), and where the practical will consist of data processing examples.

 

Content

Topics cover most aspects of remote sensing based assessment of Land Surface Dynamics. Topics such as snow cover dynamics, water body dynamics, forest cover and further vegetation dynamics, urbanization dynamics, coastal dynamics, or dynamics of geophysical parameters such as land surface temperature or selected indices will be addressed.We adress questions such as climate change induced shifts of snow or rainy seasons, look at patterns of forest loss and degradation over time, analyze urbanization patterns and impacts of these processes on the natural environment, and assess changes in coastal morphology. Sensors in focus will be the ones allwoing for long time series analyses, such as AVHRR, MODIS, ENVISAT, Landsat, TerraSAR-X, and the Senitnel Satellites. 

Coding

Coding examples and individual work will be covered

Software

Various software programs will be used, but mainly OpenSource software such as R.

Techniques

Different techniques will be introduced and practically applied.

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Content

The content of scientific with regard to the audience will be discussed.

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