Basic Satellite Meteorology Course

60 Minutes

Marianne König (EUMETSAT)

Principles of Radiation and Remote Sensing

Published: 30 June 2014

The course gives an introduction to radiation and remote sensing principles: Questions like “what is remote sensing?”, “what is the electromagnetic spectrum?” and “which physical radiation laws describe all this?” are addressed. We then go into the specific application of all this to the earth-atmosphere system. The focus here is on radiation in the infrared and solar spectral range, as this is used in imaging instruments. Processes like absorption, emission, scattering and reflection will be described. In the end, a short outlook to (infrared) hyperspectral data will be provided.

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Radiation laws, spectrum, remote sensing principles