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Remote sensing is not a discipline in itself, but rather a major, evolving tool applicable to studies of the earth involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and the solid earth. ESOC acts as a focus for research, campus-wide, in the use of remote sensing for global geosciences studies. So far, master's and Ph.D. candidates from the departments of Anthropology, Geography, Geological Sciences, Electrical Engineering, EPO Biology and the Interdepartmental Geophysics Program have carried out thesis research in ESOC.

Waleed Abdalati (Geography)

GEOG/GEOL 4093/5093: Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 6211: Reading in Climatology
GEOG 4110/5100: Advanced Remote Sensing

Carol Wessman (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

EBIO 4060/5060: Landscape Ecology
EBIO 4800: Land Use, Sustainability and Climate Change
Seminars on ecological scaling, disturbance, carbon and climate

Xinzhao Chu (Engineering Sciences)

ASEN 6519: Lidar Remote Sensing
ASEN 5519: Fundamentals of Spectroscopy for Optical Remote Sensing
ASEN 3300: Electronics and Communications
ASEN 4018/4028: Aerospace Engineering Senior Projects

Jennifer Kay

ATOC 5600: Physics and Chemistry of Clouds and Aerosols (Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
ATOC 1060: Our Changing Environment (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2017)
ATOC 6020: Polar Discussion Seminar (Every Fall, Fall 2016 focused on sea ice)
ATOC 4500: Climate Modeling (Fall 2016)

Ben Livneh

CVEN 5363: Modeling Hydrologic Systems
CVEN 4333: Engineering Hydrology

Kristy Tiampo

GEOL1020, Introduction to Earth History (undergraduate geology class)
GEOL 6650, InSAR analysis: Theory, practice and applications (graduate geophysics and remote sensing)