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Bilko Module 7

Application of Remote Sensing to Coastal Management

Editor: Dr Alasdair.J.Edwards, University of Newcastle, UK.

This module consists of 10 lessons that look at the uses of airborne and satellite data for costal management. The Module has been revised and extended to take advantage of new features of the Bilko v3 software. Individual lessons are described below; images and headings link to more details of each lesson.

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3. Geometric correction of an aerial image of South Caicos

This lesson teaches how to rectify an image to a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system and explains why it is important to carry out geometric correction of remotely sensed images.


4. Radiometric correction of satellite images: when and why it is necessary

This lesson explains the concepts underlying radiometric correction and shows how to carry out the radiometric correction of satellite imagery, using two Landsat Thematic Mapper images obtained at different seasons under different atmospheric conditions as examples.
New updated version released 22 September 2015


5. Removing sunglint from Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) imagery

This lesson shows you how to remove sun glint from high resolution airborne and satellite imagery to reveal bottom features and improve classification.


7. Compensating for variable water depth to improve mapping of underwater habitats: why it is necessary

Using a CASI airborne image, this lesson teaches you how to carry out 'depth-invariant' processing in order to compensate for the effect of light attenuation in the water column (i.e. water depth) on bottom reflectance.

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