MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences, Potsdam - English (GK)

University of Potsdam, apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth, Universität Potsdam

The courses are based on Martin H. Trauth's popular textbook MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences (Springer). From the cover of the forthcoming 4th edition of the Springer textbook: MATLAB® is used for a wide range of applications in geosciences, such as image processing in remote sensing, the generation and processing of digital elevation models, and the analysis of time series. This book introduces methods of data analysis in geosciences using MATLAB, such as basic statistics for univariate, bivariate and multivariate datasets, time-series analysis, signal processing, the analysis of spatial and directional data, and image analysis. The revised and updated Fourth Edition includes sixteen new sections and has greatly expanded on most chapters from the previous edition, including a step by step discussion of all methods before demonstrating the methods with MATLAB functions. New sections include: Array Manipulation, Control Flow, Creating Graphical User Interfaces, Hypothesis Testing, Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test, Mann-Whitney Test, Ansari-Bradley Test, Detecting Abrupt Transitions in Time Series, Exporting 3D Graphics to Create Interactive Documents, Importing, Processing and Exporting LANDSAT Images, Importing and Georeferencing TERRA ASTER Images, Processing and Exporting EO-1 Hyperion Images, Image Enhancement, Correction and Rectification, Shape-Based Object Detection in Images, Discriminant Analysis, and Multiple Linear Regression. The text includes numerous examples demonstrating how MATLAB can be used on data sets from earth sciences. The book's supplementary electronic material (available online through the publisher's website) includes recipes with all the MATLAB commands featured in the book and the example data. 

The course was taught Potsdam, Ghent, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Barcelona, Bratislava, London, Nairobi, Stockholm, Providence, Wien, Wellington und Aberystwyth as well as several universities in Germany.

Course Fees:
Students*                     300 Euro
University Employees     400 Euro
Others                          500 Euro
* Including doctoral students.

Employees and students of the University of Potsdam are exempted from the fee (choose "student University of Potsdam (0.00€)" from the pull-down menu).

The course fees includes a copy of the textbook (

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41st Course – English February 27 - March 3, 2017

Deadline: January 15, 2017