Image from TERRA
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:25 EDT

Former Tropical Storm Saola transitioned into an extra-tropical storm on Oct. 29 as it tracked southeast of the big island of Japan.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:36 EDT

When Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Oct. 22, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite or GPM analyzed the storm and added up the high rainfall that it generated.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:22 EDT

A new image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite shows the growing fire scar on the landscape.

Dr. Yasushi Yamaguchi

YasushiJapan ASTER Science Team Leader

Japan Space Systems, Japan

Profile from Nagoya University

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