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Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

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Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:00 EDT

Drought is a natural part of the climate cycle, but as Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm due to climate change, droughts are becoming more frequent, severe and pervasive. Ranchers throughout the U.S. are using data from NASA and others to care for their herds and the land during drought conditions.

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Thu, 19 Aug 2021 12:09 EDT

Evapotranspiration: Watching Over Water Use

Dr. Yasushi Yamaguchi

Japan ASTER Science Team Leader

Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Nagoya University
D2-1 (510) Furo-cho, Chiusa-ku

Email: yasushi@nagoya-u.jp

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The Science Team Leader for ASTER, Dr. Yasushi Yamaguchi, is a professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. He graduated Tohoku University, Japan, and obtained a Doctor of Science degree in geologic remote sensing from the same university in 1989. Prior to joining Nagoya University in 1996, he spent 16 years in the Geological Survey of Japan. He was a visiting scientist at Stanford University, USA, from 1984 to 1986. He served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University from 2009 to 2011, and as president of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan from 2012 to 2014.

His research is focused on remote sensing using data from ASTER and other optical sensor images for geological mapping, terrestrial vegetation monitoring, and heat balance analysis in urban centers. In addition, he uses data from a lunar radar sounder on-board the Kaguya lunar probe, to analyze the subsurface structure of the moon.