Professor: Dr. Philip Dennison
Meets Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:20 PM, 215 OSH
interactions between light and
are fundamental to remote sensing and Earth's climate. This
explores the complex interactions between electromagnetic radiation and
the Earth's surface and atmosphere.
Course topics include:
|Environmental Optics is
quantitatively based. Students will get hands-on experience with
laboratory equipment including lasers, prisms, and spectrometers.
Labs will demonstrate and prove concepts of atmospheric absorption,
refraction, and directional reflection. Microsoft Excel will be
used to calculate equations and graph results. Previous
experience with Excel is not required.
Through this course, students will gain a new understanding of remote sensing, climate modeling, and phenomena present in everyday life.
Requirements: Exams will consist of 2 take-home midterms and a take-home final. Students will also be required to complete lab assignments.
Prerequisites: For undergraduate students, MATH 1050 or PHYS 1010, and GEOG 3110 are recommended.
For more information, contact Phil Dennison: