GGS 353: Observations of the Earth and its Climate
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Credit hours: 3
Description: Provides a general introduction to observations of the Earth and its climate, focusing on regional and global aspects. Introduces remote sensing and other Earth-observing techniques, as well as providing a survey of some of the physical and mathematical aspects of remote sensing at a very high level. Concepts and foundations of remote sensing in addition to different approaches and techniques are discussed. Covers several key Earth system science topics such as El NiÃ±o, carbon dioxide increase, climate change including sea rise, ozone depletion, and the energy budget of the Earth.