Center for Earth Observation

...supporting the remote sensing needs of the University
  • Average Cloud Top Temp - January 2007 - From MODIS 
  • Artic Sea Ice - Landsat TM image acquired 12 June 1993 
  • 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 


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.


August 26, 2014
F&ES doctoral student Lei Zhao and Yale professor Xuhui Lee recently published a paper in the journal Nature quantifying, for the first time, the primary causes of the...
August 22, 2014
The Yakutat Glacier in Alaska is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.  While climate change is partially responsible, most of the shrinking is due to other...
August 13, 2014
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 has now taken it’s place at the head of the “A-Train” constellation of Earth-observing satellites that have been designed to cross the...