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4 Day Course on Radar Remote Sensing: 20-24 April

I am now making my Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing training course available to outside participants. This popular MSc module is intended to provide an introduction to the techniques used in radar remote sensing. With the increasing availability of satellite radar data it is becoming more important than ever to know how these systems work and to … Continue reading

“Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing” – now an eBook

In 2005 I published my Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U4D8EJM).  It is now available as a Kindle eBook. At the moment, the eBook is simply a PDF replica of the print book, but because I have self-published it via Speckled Press, I have managed to keep it <$10, which is a substantial saving compared to … Continue reading

An extract from my eBook: “Chapter 4: Two things that gives remote sensing a bad name”

Here is an extract from my recent eBook, Thirteen Short Chapters on Remote Sensing.  It is the first part of “Chapter 4: Two things that can give remote sensing a bad name”.  I thought it contentious enough to post as a blog entry to generate a bit of discussion.   It also links back to previous … Continue reading

100 Free Copies of My New eBook: Thirteen Short Chapters on Remote Sensing

= offer now closed = book now for sale in Amazon and as an iBook =  thanks everyone for downloading = if you liked it, please “share” = I’m giving away 100 copies of my new (self-published) eBook, “Thirteen Short Chapters on Remote Sensing”.  It’s on a first-come-first-served basis, and the offer only lasts for today, … Continue reading

Looking for lidar software engineers…

Originally posted on Carbomap news:
An interesting “taster” advert for Carbomap looking for lidar software developers. Please forward to people you think might be interested, or follow @Carbomap on Twitter. Carbomap news View original post

How high is an Earth observing satellite? (infographic)

I just created this infographic to help my students get a handle on the scales involved when dealing with Earth observation satellites, as well as linking this to the structure of the atmosphere. It’s different from the usual structure of the atmosphere diagrams as it’s focused on Earth observation, and since it is a scalable … Continue reading

A brief history of radar remote sensing

I’ve discovered Verite Timelines.   I’ve created a timeline on the history of radar based on the history section of my book.   You can view it here: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/ihw/timeline.html#top

Further comment on “Radar backscatter is not a ‘direct measure’ of forest biomass”

As a group of scientists at the universities of Edinburgh and Maryland, and the FAO UN-REDD Programme, we’ve just published a short piece in Nature Climate Change magazine entitled “Radar backscatter is not a ‘direct measure’ of forest biomass”. The focus of this correspondance is “to contest the use of the term ‘direct measurement’ to … Continue reading

Do we really understand the backscatter-biomass curve?

To misquote Muhammad Ali:  Anyone who views the world the same at forty five as he did at thirty has wasted fifteen years of his life. When I was thirty I used to explain the radar backscatter-biomass curve like this: When radar backscatter is plotted against forest above ground biomass[1], there is a good positive … Continue reading

Radar images as you’ve never seen them before…

In an earlier post (What price, creativity?) I talked about the value of artistic creativity in innovation.  Here is a great example of this in action… We were inspired by the fabulous work coming out of Brown University, using artist painting techniques to create new ways of visualising multidimensional data sets (the link to the … Continue reading

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