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Principles of satellite remote sensing

Introduction To Remote Sensing: History And Concepts - Advantages Of Remote Sensing Over Conventional Surveys - Aerial Versus Satellite Remote Sensing

Electromagnetic Radiation: Physics of Remote Sensing - Energy Sources - Radiation

Principles - Energy Interaction with Atmosphere - (Atmospheric Windows,Scattering, Absorption) - Energy interaction with earth surface features-(Absorption, Transmission, Scattering & Reflection)

Spectral Response Patterns: Spectral Reflectance of Earth Surface Features in Different Wave Length Regions of EMR.

Principles of satellite remote sensing

Principles of Image Processing: Image Data Encoding and Decoding - Digital Image Formats (Band Sequential, Band Inter Leaved and Its characteristics).

Image Processing System: Software and Hardware Components (Input -Output Devices -Array Processor) - Software Documentation (Menu drives And Command Drives) Raster and Vector Files.

Radiometric Corrections in Image Processing: Need for Correction Error Models and Corrections (Due To Sensor, Haze, Sun Angle, Skylight) - Data Accuracy.

Geometric Corrections In Image Processing: Earth Curvature And Projection Methods - Satellite Pass System and Image Warpening - Skew Corrections -Resampling Interpolation Methods - Panoramic Distortion - Error Accumulation And Corrections - Data Accuracy.

Geographic information system

Introduction to GIS: Meaning and Usefulness of GIS Components of GIS - Computer Hardware, Software Modules and Organisational Context of GIS.Data Structure:

Data Structure in GIS, Type of Data (Points, Lines and Polygons)-Data Base Structures - Raster Data Structures and Vector data Structures - Data Conversion, (Vector to Raster and Raster to Vector)

Data Input, Verification, Storage and Output: Data Input Processes and Devices -Different Types of Entering Spatial and Non-spatial Data - Data Verification -Correction - Storage - Data output processes and devices. GPS: Concepts of GPS - GPS Instruments - Applications of GPS.

Remote sensing in geology and geohazards

Mineral and Rock Spectra: Spectral Properties Of Minerals And Rocks - Influence Of Physical And Chemical Properties of Minerals and Rocks Over Reflectance Spectra.Lithological Mapping: Classification Of Rock Types, (Igneous, Sedimentary And Metamorphic Rocks) - Manifestation of various rocks (In Field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images).

Fold Style Mapping: Types Of Folds - Geometry - Classifications - Recognition Of Folds In Field - Structural Trend Line Mapping (Using Aerial Photographs, Satellite Images, Resistivity Data, Air Borne Magnetic Data) - Deduction Of Fold Styles from structural trend line data

Lineaments / Faults Mapping: Joints, (Morphology and Classifications) - Faults, (Morphology and Classifications) - Manifestation of Faults (In Field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images) - Lineament Mapping and Analysis, Basin Tectonics.

Basic Principles Of Geomorphology.

Denudational Geomorphology: Need For Studying The Denudational Geomorphology - Process Of Weathering - Types Of Landforms - Their Expressions And Manifestations (In field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Image) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management in Denudational Geomorphic Systems.

Tectonic Geomorphology: Need For Studying The Tectonic Geomorphology - Types Of Landforms - Their Origin and Manifestations (in field, Aerial Photographs And Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management in Tectano Geomorphic Systems.

Fluvial Geomorphology: Need For Studying the Fluvial Geomorphology - Drainages(Classification, Morphology and Types) - Life Cycle Of River Systems -Constructional And Destructional Landforms( In Youthful, Mature And Old Stages) - Migratory Behaviour Of Rivers - Manifestation Of Fluvial Landforms (in field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management in Riverine Systems.

Coastal Geomorphology: Need For Studying Coastal Geomorphology - Coastal Zone Processes - Classification Of Shorelines, - Constructional and Destructional Landforms( in Emerging, Submerging, Neutral and Compound Coasts) -Manifestations of Coastal Landforms( In Field, Aerial Photographs And Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals And Management Of Coastal Systems.

Aeolian Geomorphology: Need For Studying Aeolian Geomorphology - Processes In Arid Region Landform Types And Morphology, Manifestations of Aeolian Land Forms (in field, Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards And Environmental Appraisals and Management of Aeolian Systems.

Volcanic Geomorphology: Need For Studying Volcanic Geomorphology - Origin Of Volcanoes - Spatial Distribution Of Volcanoes Around The World - Different Volcanic Landforms and their Manifestations( in field, Aerial Photographs And Satellite Images) - Resources, Hazards and Environmental Appraisals And Management Of Volcanic Systems.

Glacial Geomorphology: Need For Studying Glacial Landforms - Their Expressions (In Field, Air Photo And Satellite Images).

Remote Sensing in Geohazards: Neotectonics and Seisomotectonics - Landslides and Slope Stability - Soil Erosion and Reservoir Siltation - Soil Salinity - Flood Hazard Zonation - Coastal Erosion .

Remote Sensing in Soil and Landuse studies: Soil Mapping and Soil Conservation Remote Sensing in Land Use Studies : Definition - Concepts-classification (Indian and USGS) - Land Use Mapping - Planning - Land Evaluation.

Students per Intake: 30

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: 10+2 Science Stream/ BSc with Geology

Exam Pattern: Annual