Viewing ‘The Sunlit Earth’ from Space is Topic of Environmental Science Colloquium

March 13th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Plymouth State University’s Environmental Science Colloquium series continues Wednesday, March 26, with The Sunlit Earth: Land Surface Reflectance and Albedo from Satellite Sensors.

Crystal Schaaf, a research associate professor from Boston University’s Department of Geography and the Center for Remote Sensing, will discuss the satellite imaging products that are being used extensively for climate and biogeochemical model initialization and tuning, land cover and land use characterization, vegetation phenology monitoring, cryrospheric, and hydrologic monitoring and weather forecasting. An update will be presented on the latest version of the data and on the validation efforts underway.

The event is Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center, room 001. For more information, contact Steve Kahl at 536-3154. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes