This course provides an introduction to remote sensing. The major goal of remote sensing is to obtain information about the earth's surface from measurements by aircraft or satellite sensors of radiated energy. Remote sensing is considered an important research field in geography and other earth sciences. Throughout the course, students will learn the basic physical principles underlying remote sensing analysis and how to process and interpret images obtained from satellite sensors. The course will introduce the basic principles of image interpretation in relation to optical, thermal, and microwave remote sensing systems. Examples of remote sensing applications will be presented along with methods for obtaining quantitative information from remote sensing images. Interpretation of remote sensing images will emphasize the importance of spatial and society-environment relationships.