Gabriel Kooperman is part of one of the seven new faculty teams that have been awarded funds through a second round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants.
Researchers lay the groundwork for high resolution "heat maps" to protect residents and improve city planning. With support from NSF, a multidisciplinary University of Georgia team is compiling highly detailed, fine-resolution maps of the "urban heat island" in their town of Athens, Georgia.
The first launch is scheduled for late 2019 for one of two cube satellites made by the Small Satellite Research Laboratory at the University of Georgia.
David Cotten, the associate director of the University of Georgia’s Small Satellite Research Laboratory, spoke first. His talk centered on CubeSats, small satellites that virtually anyone can build and send into space.
Various news outlets recently reported a fatal accident involving a motorcycle rider being struck by lightning. This is a tragic incident. It comes several days after I watched jaw-dropping video of lightning striking a tree at the Women's U.S. Open golf tournament.
A strange convergence led to this essay.
As a former NASA earth system scientist, I am quite familiar with the wonders of our planet and how satellite-based remote sensing can reveal them.
CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller, "Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting yesterday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (a gigaton is equal to 1 billion tons)."
Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting Thursday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (equal to 2 billion tons) on just that day alone.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a national consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions.