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 
  • 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.


Artist rendering of the NASA SMAP satellite
January 20, 2015
Note:  The launch was postponed due to strong upper winds and is now scheduled for 30 January at approximately 9:15 am EST. NASA is scheduled to launch the Soil Moisture...
Students in the YCEO Lab
December 15, 2014
The introductory remote sensing class Observing Earth From Space will be co-taught this spring by professors Ron Smith and Xuhui Lee.  Students learn how to manipulate...
Rosetta lander Philae on a comet
November 13, 2014
Yesterday the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and sent back a photo to prove it!  The Rosetta mission was launched 10 years...