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Remote Sensing in Atmosphere and Ocean

The course deals with remote sensing techniques and their application to the atmosphere and oceans.

This includes the underlying physics and analysis methods, as well as the scientific and operational use of remote sensing data.

  • Course structure

    Topics to be addressed are:

    • atmospheric structure, composition and radiative transfer
    • passive remote sensing techniques such as radiometry, spectroscopy and occultation
    • active remote sensing techniques such as radar, lidar, sodar, DOAS and scatterometer
    • inversion methods, data analysis in atmosphere and ocean
    • methods for calibration, validation and quality control
    •  applications of ground-base and satellite remote sensing for studies of e.g. temperature, composition, aerosol and cloud properties, precipitation, as well as the properties of sea surface and sea ice

    Course material

    Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at once you have registered for the course.


    Here is a link to a list of course coordinators and examiners.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    You can search for schedules from previous years in TimeEdit, by entering the course code.

    Link to TimeEdit

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    • Burrows J.P., Borell P., and Platt U., The Remote Sensing of Tropospheric Composition from Space, Springer, 2011


  • Course reports

  • More information

    Upcoming courses

    The course is held every other autumn semester, even years (e.g., 2020).

  • Contact

    Study counselor