Satellite Images and Data

Online Course



  1. The Need to Classify Land Use and Land Cover (Chapter 12)
  2. Natural Hazards (Chapter 13)
  3. Meteorology, Oceans, Oil and Mineral Exploration (Chapters 9 - 11)
  4. Understanding Landsat and other Remote Sensing Data (Chapters 1 - 5)
  5. The Use of Remote Sensing Data in the Construction of Useful Images: Military Strategy, Urban Planning, Pollution Tracking, etc.
  6. Case Studies

Teide Volcano, Tenerife Islands, Canary Islands

Unit 6 -- Case Studies and Applications
"Because of the advanced warnings from satellite images, authorities had restricted access to Mount St. Helens, and only about 60 people were killed in the eruption."

Unit 1 
Multilevel Classification System of the Los Angeles Region  pg. 388
Interpreting Land Use and Changes in Phoenix, Arizona  pg. 403
Unit 2
Landers, California Earthquakes pg. 419
Mount St. Helens, Washington pg. 433
Unit 3
Central Arabian Arch Project pg.  346
Collahuasi Mining District, Chile  pg.  372
Unit 4
Land Use and Land Cover--Ann Arbor, Michigan  pg. 151
Aerial Photographs of Palos Verde Peninsula, California  pg. 39
Images of Semiarid Terrain, Wyoming  pg.  75
Unit 5
SIR-A images of Tropical Terrain, Indonesia pg. 214
Magellan Mission to Venus  pg. 240
A broad range of remote sensing images pg. 242 (the image booklet on the following page)

Useful Outside Links, Readings, etc.
Predicting areas at risk from salinity

Monitoring remnant vegetation

Mapping Wind Erosion

Indonesia Land Use and Cover Change Case Study

RADARSAT Antarctic Mapping Mission