PTYS/GEOS 549

Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces

This graduate course will focus on the use of radar remote sensing for studies of planetary surfaces, including rocky and icy objects.  It will cover the basics of how radar works including SAR and sounding (ground penetrating) radar, the use of different frequencies, an introduction to electromagnetic wave propagation including polarimetry, radar data processing, and the use of radar field equipment. The course will include a discussion of some of the past, current and future radars included on spacecraft and their design and science results. The course will be focused on geosciences; in particular, applications relevant to planetary processes such as regolith development, volcanism, cratering, fluvial deposits etc. This class includes 3 hours/week lecture plus a lab and fieldwork component. Cross-listed with GEOS 549; may be co-convened. PTYS is home department.

Course Level: 
PTYS Graduate Elective
Course Credits: 
4
Course Type: 
Graduate

Semester Section Number Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2020 Spring 001 Lynn Carter, Jack Holt TTH 2:00-3:15p.m. Kuiper 330 Syllabus
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