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.


Students working in the YCEO Lab
January 26, 2017
In 1992 Prof. Ron Smith saw a need at Yale for a Center that could train and support students and faculty in the new field of satellite-based remote sensing.  The Yale Center...
Landsat Collection 1 Processing
August 19, 2016
The USGS recently announced that they will be reprocessing the entire Landsat image archive.  Scene will be precision terrain processed and radiometrically calibrated across...
Graph of temperature data at the AppEEARS site
May 31, 2016
NASA has just released version 1.1 of the Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AppEEARS) site.  This site provides an easy way to obtain a variety...