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.


Averaged CO2 concentrations for November 21 to December 29, 2014
May 12, 2015
CO2 data from the OCO-2 satellite are now available to the public from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC).  These level 2 data...
Image of NLCD 2011 Alaska data
February 25, 2015
The USGS has just released the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2011) for the State of Alaska.  This product has a 30 meter spatial resolution with 20 land cover...
Artist rendering of the NASA SMAP satellite
February 3, 2015
Note:  SMAP was successfully launched on 31 January and Ground Control can communicate with the satellite.  We look forward to exploring this new great data in 6 months or so...