Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Issues in Earth Observation (PGGE11029)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||To summarise the current scientific questions relating to the Earth system and especially global climate change, and to provide an overview of remote sensing tecniques used for addressing these issues. To explore more widely the remote sensing techniques used to study planetary scale processes, and to convey the importance of such measurements to our understanding of Earth. To examine the range of methodologies of acquiring global scale data with consideration of their limitations as well as their benefits. To consider issues of data quality, accuracy, validation and reliability, when assessing the value of remotely sensed data, particularly within the context of measureing global scale changes. To introduce ideas for future methods of monitoring the Earth.
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| - understand the current scientific questions related to the Earth system and have an appreciation of the value, or otherwise, of remotely sensed data in addressing these issues.
- place remote sensing within the wider subject of environmental monitoring and be familiar with remote sensing techniques and their role as a compliment to other methods of monitoring the Earth.
- use quantitative Earth observation in support of scientific arguments related to global change and in particular the changing climate.
- locate, read and summarise relevant literature, from both traditional and electronic media, to extend your understanding of the topic.
- develop reasoned arguments, firmly grounded in the available literature.
- plan and write assignments, within the specified parameters and to a professional standard.
take responsibility for your own learning through reading and preparation of assignments, and reflect upon your learning experience.
|Course organiser||Prof Iain Woodhouse
Tel: (0131 6)50 2527
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Keir
Tel: (0131 6)51 7192