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Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

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Thu, 06 May 2021 10:00 EDT

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA resear

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Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:00 EDT

In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

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.