Japan ASTER Science Team Leader
Japan Space Systems, Japan
The Science Team Leader for ASTER, Dr. Yasushi Yamaguchi, served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University, where he continues to be a professor in Environmental Studies. His research is focused on remote sensing using data from ASTER to estimate evapotranspiration levels in vegetated regions, heat balance analysis in urban centers, and geological mapping. In addition he uses data from a lunar radar sounder on-board the Kaguya lunar probe, to analyze the subsurface structure of the moon as well as clarifying the thermal history of the moon.
Yamaguchi formerly served as president of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan from 2012 – 2014