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Meetings: Tuesday 9:00-10:15 in 203 Robinson Hall and Friday 11:15-12:30 in 207 Robinson Hall
- NEWS 5/18: Food, drink, and company May-20, pm at Deer Park (instructor pays)
- NEWS 5/18: Added new section linking to Scripps Institution of Oceanography resources
- NEWS 5/18: Posted lecture on "Spectral pixel indentification" .ppt
- NEWS 5/11: Posted lecture on SST .ppt
Instructor: Andreas Münchow
Goal: Provide each student with a set of tools and skills to confidently handle and understand Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data and its application to oceanography and meteorology.
Format: We will use a number of active learning methods with a strong focus on working in teams to approach solutions to open-ended problems in oceanography and meteorology ("problem-based learning"). This will include writing and presentation of proposed solutions to such problems. The instructor will give introductory lectures, but this will NOT be a traditional lecture style course.
- A list of internet resources used in class
- A list of internet resources used in my research
- We will use a Unix server for this course to facilitate uniform processing of MODIS data products using only available open-source codes, some of which we will write and modify.
Expectations: Each student shall
- retrieve original (level-0) MODIS satellite data (met 5/18);
- convert level-0 to calibrated and corrected level-1B data (met 5/18);
- subsample and graphically present level-1B data (met 5/18);
- project data onto appropriate longitude latitude frames as regular grids (met 5/18);
- identify pixel classifications (clouds, ice, water, etc.) using reflectance ratios (not met 5/18);
- conduct statistical and timeseries analyses of gridded optical properties (not met 5/18);
- research, write, edit findings from problem-based projects (met 5/18);
- demonstrate individual mastery of basic concepts and ideas (met 5/18).
Grading: 60% for problem-based projects, 40% individual in-class participation and presentations.
Exam: None, but occasional quizzes related to lectures
Last updated: Tue May 18 12:07:23 EDT 2010