Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University
  • Students on the OEFS course field trip 11 April 2015 
  • Average Cloud Top Temp - January 2007 - From MODIS 
  • Artic Sea Ice - Landsat TM image acquired 12 June 1993 
  • Sediment flowing from the CT River after Hurricane Irene - Landsat 5 image acquired 02 Sept 2011 
  • MODIS image of the Middle East - 01 Sept 2009 - Natural Color 143-RGB 
  • Landsat 7 image of Moosehead Lake region of Maine draped over DEM 
  • Ikonos image of New Haven - 28 October 2004 - Natural Color 321-RGB 
  • Landsat 8 image of New Haven County - 30 Sept 2013 - False Color Composite 852-RGB 

Welcome

The Yale Center for Earth Observation (YCEO) is a centralized source of remote sensing hardware, software, and expertise for the Yale community.  Assistance is available to help users in the selection, procurement and analysis of satellite images for their research.  This research and teaching lab is one of the Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies (YIBS) research centers.

News

Vulture fitted with a GPS and camera
January 25, 2016
Back in 1907 Julius Neubronner designed a miniature camera that he mounted on homing pigeons.  For a brief point in time this was a very unique and interesting form of aerial...
NASA JPL SMAP image of South Carolina flooding 5 Oct 2015
October 19, 2015
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, as the name implies, contains an active radar sensor and a passive radiometer. This was successfully launched on 29 January...
NASA image impervious surface temperature differences
September 1, 2015
A recent study by Lahouari Bounoua, a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has revealed interesting details that contribute to our understanding the urban...