2006 Fall Volume 3:3 Articles:
On December 22, 2003, a magnitude (Mw) 6.5 earthquake struck the central California coast in a sparsely populated area NE of San Simeon, California (insert, Figure 1). In the city of Paso Robles (population ~28,000), about 39-km ESE of the epicenter, the two deaths caused by the earthquake occurred in the collapse of a building.
This summer’s SAR class, held June 19-23, attracted 10 students, ranging from employees of ASF User Services Office to researchers and graduate students from as far away as Michigan and New Mexico. The class ran the full gamut of experience, from beginners to veteran SAR users.
NASA’s Earth Sciences Data and Information System Project manages the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) through contracts with data centers located at Goddard, JPL, Langley, Marshall, The Department of Energy, USGS, Columbia University, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the University of Colorado.
Undergraduate and graduate students getting specialized education in the field of remote sensing at UAF have an upper hand to their peers at other universities. Little are they aware of the fact that they work in one of the most data-rich environments in the circum-Pacific north.