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 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.
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.
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.