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 


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, and is co-sponsored by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.


Smoke across the US
September 6, 2017
This summer there have been dozens of forest fires in the Western U.S. and air quality in northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho is listed as hazardous.  NASA just...
Hurricane Harvey rainfall
September 1, 2017
We know that Hurricane Harvey devastated southeastern Texas in late August.  During the event NASA was monitoring the hydrological impact using several sensors.  One platform...
Sentinel 2B launch
March 7, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched the Sentinel 2B satellite into orbit today.  When this has been placed in final orbit and completed calibration we will...