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.


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...
Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft
July 28, 2015
NASA recently launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite to provide real-time solar wind monitoring.  After traveling for more than 100 days the satellite...
New Horizons image of Pluto and Charon
July 14, 2015
After more than 9 years and 3 billion miles NASA’s New Horizon mission is now doing a flyby of Pluto and Charon.  The satellite has passed within 8,000 km of the former...