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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

Micro-video on my remote sensing eBook

Discovered a new online tool yesterday for building little video infomercials, and presentations.  It’s called Powtoon.  Good fun.  I practiced by making the following advert or my recent remote sensing eBook.

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

Why One Branch Size Dominates Radar Backscatter

Warning: technical post for geeky radar folks! There is a common rule of thumb that I have often seen presented that states that the radar backscatter from a forest canopy mostly originates from scattering elements that are similar in size to the wavelength being used.   Sometimes this is explained through attenuation effects of a full-cover … 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

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

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