Innovations in Imaging Earth
Sunday, 15 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 210CD (San Jose Convention Center)Ever since the iconic “Blue Marble” photograph was taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972, scientists and the public have recognized the importance of imaging and visualizing the Earth system. This session highlights the last 40 years of innovations in imaging Earth, both through remote sensing and through modeling of the Integrated Earth System. Advances in remote sensing technology have enabled monitoring of the Earth at unprecedented resolution, providing important information for understanding atmospheric, land, and ocean processes and monitoring weather while advances in computational science have also enabled numerical simulations of the Earth at unprecedented resolution. The increased resolution and volume of remote sensing information and numerical simulations has created challenges in organizing, visualizing, and analyzing these large datasets. This session will present the current state-of-the-art in imaging of Earth using remote sensing and numerical simulations.
Ana Barros, Duke University
Sally McFarlane, U.S. Department of Energy