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Interpretation of Satellite Images (ERTH90032)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Off Campus

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeERTH90032
Summer Term - Off Campus
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This subject will show how to use two computer programs (Global Mapper and ENVI) to process satellite images in order to obtain geological and environmental data. The subject is almost entirely practical, and involves processing a variety of images from a particular area, including digital elevation models, Landsat, radiometric and aeromagnetic data, to construct a geological map and geomorphic history. In addition, the use of hyperspectral imagery will be covered.

Intended learning outcomes

  • An ability to identify the kind of digital information and software most appropriate to solving different geological problems; an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work with state-of-the-art geological data sets in digital form;
  • confidence and competence to interrogate geological problems employing modern digital techniques.

Generic skills

  • Handle large datasets in digital format;
  • exercise critical judgement; undertake rigorous and independent thinking;
  • adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks;
  • develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills; interrogate, synthesise and interpret the published literature;
  • work as part of a team.

Last updated: 29 March 2019