Image from TERRA
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:01 EDT

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of fires wreaking havoc across a large swath of Siberia on July 21, 2020.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 11:00 EDT

Puerto Rico now has an air quality warning system that provides three days of advance notice about potentially harmful dust that travels across the Atlantic Ocean from the Sahara Desert.

Image from TERRA
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:35 EDT

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of California’s Mineral fire with the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument on July 14, 2020.

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.