The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Energy
To describe the electromagnetic spectrum, the methods by which energy interacts with matter, and how the preceding both allow and affect remote sensing.
Ask students to come up with three examples of how the different ways energy (light) interacts with matter allows us to derive information from from our world. Discuss during class.
Campbell's Introduction to Remote Sensing Fifth Edition, pp. 31-55
Youtube videos on EM spectrum:
- Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOk5fFPSDBA
- NASA's excellent video series on the EM spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPcAWNlVl-8