Required Reading

Large parts of this course follow a textbook published by Iain Woodhouse, who is a Professor at the  School of Geoscience, University of Edinburgh. Iain is one of the few people in the sciences that are both excellent researchers  and engaging storytellers (you can follow Iain’s work via his very active LinkedIn,  Twitter, and YouTube profiles). Both of these skills are evident in Iain’s book on Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing, which is a very informative and excellently written summary of the basics of microwave remote sensing. I hope that his book together with the in-class lectures and hands-on lab exercises will contribute to an exciting learning experience. Iain’s book is available through the following outlets:

For the later modules of this class, which go a bit beyond the book by Iain Woodhouse, we will use additional reading material. These additional resources include (but are not limited to) the following books:

  • Ferretti, A. (2014); Satellite InSAR Data: Reservoir Monitoring from Space: Alessandro Ferretti’s book is an excellent introduction to modern InSAR Time-Series Analysis techniques. It is didactically well constructed and is well suited to accompany Modules III and IV of this course. Group orders for reduced price may be possible.
  • Hanssen, R. (2001); Radar Interferometry: Data Interpretation and Error Analysis: This book is available (among other places) from Amazon  and also covers the subject of InSAR. It is a bit more technical than the previous book in this list and is particularly recommended for class participants who want to dive a bit deeper into the subject.

Original research articles from refereed journals will be assigned as reading to cover specific recent developments in microwave remote sensing. The articles will be made available as needed.

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