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PHYS 476       (3-0-3)             Microwave Remote Sensing

Radiative transfer theory.  Blackbody radiation.  Surface and volume scattering and emission.  Passive and active microwave techniques.  Real and synthetic aperture radar, scatterometer, altimeter.  Passive microwave radiometer. Radar equation.   Applications of microwave remote sensing.

Prerequisites:  PHYS 251, PHYS 312.