25 to 29 September 2006, Ispra (Italy)


Remote sensing offers key tools for earth and environment observation as well as assessments of effects caused by climate change or global change processes related to urbanisation, migra­tions, or land-use change. It is needed in all environmental disci­plines.

Remote sensing is a methodology for data collection, analysis and the parameterization of environmental models. Note that remote sensing is much more than just collecting and analysing satellite data. It requires profound inter­disci­plinary knowledge to be able to interpret the data received and make it operational, e.g. for the use in Geographical Information Systems.

The present course addressed remote sensing in relation to atmospheric processes and models. This area requires different methodological approaches and will be beneficial to different applications and PhD theses.

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Course Material

Below you can find the presentations (pdf-files) given at the METIER Training Course "Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere" (Ispra, 25-29 September 2006).

   Introduction to the Training Course (Frank Dentener)

Radiative Transfer       
   Introduction into Radiative Transfer I (Maarten Krol)
   Introduction into Radiative Transfer II (Maarten Krol)

Data Assimilation
   Principles of Data Assimilation (Mike Fisher)
   Advanced Data Assimilation Techniques (Mike Fisher)

Trace Gases and Aerosols
   Sensing Atmospheric Trace Gases (John Burrows)
   Tropospheric Ozone and Precursors (Frank Dentener)
   Aerosol Characteristics and Effects (Frank Raes)

Biomass Burning
   Trace Gas Emissions from Biomass Burning (C. Carmona)
   Global Burned Surface 1982-1999 (Cesar Carmona)

Atmospheric Modelling
   Vegetation Radiative Transfer Modelling (Nadine Gobron)
   Emission Estimates by Inverse Modelling (P. Bergamaschi)
   Verification of Atmospheric Models (John Burrows)

   Exercise: Retrieval Problems in Remote Sensing (M. Krol)
   Exercise: Aerosol Measurements (Maarten Krol)