In each case study, the "Analyze the Data" portion of the module is designed to illustrate how to approach an analysis when presented with a myriad of remote sensing data and analytical tool sets from which to choose. These sections aim to scaffold in a step-wise manner the underlying framework necessary to master the scientific concepts and approaches to solving relevant research questions using remote sensing data.
The first case study presents a forecasting fire activity which looks at potential solutions defined by selected data sets and accompanying analyses from the IRI Data Library and Maproom. Students are asked to evaluate the viability of each solution and select the one they have determined to have the most sound analysis.
The second case study focuses on malaria. Students will propose their research question and plan, stating which datasets and tools they would employ to address the malaria issue at hand.
In the third section, students propose their own case study/research problem along with an analysis plan. This final stage of the student activity will be geared towards getting students to start thinking about their term projects.